Boost your immunity with golden milk all naturally. This thousands-year-old Indian beverage is getting more recognition all over the world. And, it is well-deserved popularity. Especially during these tough times that we are all going through. To me, it is a supercharger with all the positive effect it has on the immune system. Not only that, the golden milk is exceptionally soothing and tasty.
There are many alternatives when it comes to improving immunity with natural ingredients. Yet, today, we will focus on turmeric and its heavenly health benefits for your body (and mind)
What are the benefits of golden milk?
The number one benefit of golden milk is its capacity to reduce inflammation in your body. It owes this virtue to the superstar root-vegetable called turmeric. It is the magic element that turns this beverage into a fairy tale. This yellowish warrior is known for its anti-inflammatory fighting powers. I suggest you take every opportunity to reduce inflammation in your body. And for that, make sure to keep some turmeric in the kitchen cabinet at all times. Inflammation may cause many disorders in the long run, such as cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. Read this article if you want to learn more about how to reduce inflammation in your body by consuming wholesome foods.
Curcumin inside turmeric is known to improve our mood significantly. A great way to calm down and relax after a busy day. Leave all those depressing feelings out the door. Additionally, curcumin has antivirus and antibacterial properties. We add cinnamon, which helps lower blood sugar levels, to make the golden milk even more delicious.
It calms you down, improves your brain activities, fights virus and bacteria, reduce inflammation, and make your bones stronger with calcium.
Golden milk, also known as haldi doodh, has its roots in Ayurveda, which was originated in India over 5000 years ago. Ayurveda is probably one of the oldest healing sciences in the world; a complete union and balance of mind, body, and consciousness.
Note that you can also prepare golden milk with non-dairy alternatives such as almond milk and enjoy a fully vegan version.
I recommend using an organic turmeric powder such as the FGO turmeric powder, or raw turmeric to get the most out of this recipe. And also, you might want to use organic ginger powder since handling the raw ginger in beverages can be frustrating.
Traditional Golden Milk – Boost your immunity with Turmeric MilkCourse: DrinksCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
1 cup milk (you can use nondairy like almond milk if you prefer vegan)
1/2 teaspoon organic turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon organic ginger powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon honey (or any other syrup you prefer)
Pinch of ground black pepper
- Pour the milk into a pot and cook over medium heat.
- Add in all the ingredients and simmer.
- Bring it to boil.
- Turn off the heat and let it steep for 3-4 minutes.
- Pour into a mug and enjoy.
- If you are using raw ginger, make sure to grate it really fine. Otherwise, you might ruin the smoothness of the drink.
Is it good to drink turmeric milk every day?
Turmeric can be helpful against inflammation in your body if you consume it on a regular basis. It will also boost your immunity in the long run. Plus, you will also take advantage of its soothing properties if you drink it about an hour before going to bed.
If you are really lazy and looking for a quick solution, you can try the Organic Golden Milk Blend mixture. Add it into the milk (dairy or non-dairy). You can consume it hot or cold.