Golden Milk: How this ancient smoothie does wonders for your health
This underrated ancient drink has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine and offers many benefits like boosting energy, promoting health, and hastening weight loss.
Fancy a nightcap? Why not try a healthy drink that gives your body a boost before winding down at night?
Golden milk has been a staple of Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. This rich and tasty drink is a combination of potent spice turmeric and coconut milk. Sometimes, coconut oil and black pepper are added to give it more of a kick.
But, this ancient drink more than just a tasty treat; it’s rich in electrolytes and aids in digestion.
Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients which make this drink a winner.
What are the benefits of Turmeric?
According to a 2013 study, Turmeric is almost too good to be true. It has “shown therapeutic potential against a number of human diseases.” This includes cancer and could even help with Alzheimer’s.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric also helps reduce bloating, gas, and stomach pain. Some studies even claim it hastens weight loss.
Turmeric has also been found to possess anti-depressant properties. It balances out moods, reduces stress, promotes restful sleep and even improves overall brain health.
Next page: The wonders of the humble coconut
What are the benefits of Coconut Oil?
Much like Turmeric, coconut oil helps with digestion. Because of its antimicrobial properties, it also improves overall gastric health. Coconut oil is also packed with healthy fats that raise the “good cholesterol” in your body.
What are the benefits of Coconut Milk?
Similarly, coconut milk helps with digestion. With natural electrolytes and healthy fats, it “nourishes the digestive lining”, improving gastric health. It could also help allay the symptoms of Irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS).
Coconut milk also reduces inflammation, like Turmeric, and helps in weight loss.
It’s packed with good fatty acids which help you build muscle and lose fat.
Add honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and ginger for more flavor.
Sip your way to wellness with Golden milk. Here’s a sample recipe to get you started!
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