You've probably already seen it: turmeric latte, also known as golden milk. You can find this drink in hip, healthy cafes and hotspots these days. A coffee or chocolate milk, that always tastes good in colder weather, but it can also be something new! And if there is a new trend in the country, then I have to try this myself.
Golden milk is great before bed. I used to enjoy a warm cup of milk before bed. On a cold autumn evening, a warming drink always tastes good!
Could you also use some variety during these autumn days? Then put a cup of turmeric latte. You can read here why you choose this ultimate autumn drink!
The power of turmeric
Turmeric or turmeric ... It is one of my favorite herbs and you can also easily use it in all kinds of dishes. It's such a versatile spice and it also adds a nice warm color to your latte. In addition, this warming autumn drink also has many benefits! I'm sure: Turmeric latte it is tonight!
You already read it in one of my previous articles: the benefits of turmeric are endless. The beneficial properties of turmeric have been known for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. It is also often used in Indian dishes.
There are more and more scientific studies to substantiate and confirm the health claims we already know. It is certain that some of the health benefits have already been scientifically proven. I'd love to tell you all about that!
A recent study shows that curcumin, the compound in turmeric, has an anti-inflammatory effect. It has a positive effect on arthritis, a chronic inflammatory disease. Due to the healing effect, the complaints can be reduced.
Curcumin can also help maintain our brain. A study was conducted that showed that the substance has a positive effect on the Brain-related Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) level. This ensures that the production of new neurons is stimulated.
Research has also been conducted on turmeric in the treatment of cancer . This shows that turmeric can make an important contribution to the treatment. The substance plays a role in apoptosis and can therefore prevent tumors from growing.
The role that turmeric plays in the treatment of cancer still needs further scientific research. Nevertheless, promising results have already emerged from this research, which show that turmeric can play a major role in various diseases.
Turmeric latte or golden milk is therefore very good for you. Could your resistance use a boost? Then this drink might be something for you! Replace your daily cup of coffee or chai latte with a cup of golden milk and be surprised by the creamy and delicious taste.
Did you know that there are about 70 different types of turmeric? The most used from a therapeutic point of view is the Curcuma Longa. The roots of this plant are used medicinally because they contain the component curcumin. Turmeric from this plant contains the most benefits of all turmeric varieties.
There is even a white turmeric root, which contains almost no curcumin and which makes its use quite useless. So make sure that the turmeric you choose comes from the Curcuma Longa.
Do it yourself Golden Milk with this recipe
Turmeric latte is warm, sweet and spicy with a spicy touch. The perfect combination for the fall! The herb is poorly absorbed by our body. But good news: In traditional recipes you will find that it is best to add black pepper, which enhances the absorption of curcumin, the main element in turmeric. That is why it is best to add some black pepper to your cup for a better absorption.
Do you already feel itchy yourself? Angelina from www.peekinside.nl got to work and gives us a lot of inspiration to make our own golden milk! Try her recipe and conjure up a tasty and trendy turmeric latte in no time!
What do you need?
(For 1 cup of turmeric latte)
- 250 ml unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon (or 1 cinnamon stick)
- 2 tsp ginger, grated
- 1 tsp cardamom pod
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt and pepper
- Optional: honey
How do you make golden milk?
Heat the milk in a pan, then add the turmeric, cardamom pod, cinnamon, pepper, salt, ginger and vanilla extract. Then let it simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then pour it through a sieve. You can always add some honey yourself to make it a bit sweeter.
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