Golden milk is the latest craze of the world’s stars and supporters of a long and healthy life. Few people here know about this miracle drink yet, but it is certain that it will soon become fashionable in Russia too. The healing power of this drink’s golden color gives a set of spices, each of which has its own beneficial properties, and together they become a powerful potion.
In India, the healing properties of turmeric have been known for thousands of years. Ayurveda, the traditional teaching of health care, recommends using this spice for treating a wide range of ailments. Turmeric is also seen in India as a symbol of prosperity, and it is no coincidence that a bride gets a paste of turmeric rubbed over her body before her wedding ablutions.
In the last few years, American and European doctors and scientists have started talking about the magical properties of turmeric, it is now included in various diets and diets, and mixtures based on it are prepared which can do wonders for the human body. The most fashionable hobby of our days is the preparation of golden milk, as well as healing teas and coffees based on it. Few people here know about golden milk yet, but many Hollywood stars and other international celebrities have already included this drink in their everyday menu. The main ingredients in golden milk are the magnificent five spices: turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and black pepper. The supporting group is any milk, honey or maple syrup.
Turmeric is very useful on its own, but in the company of other spices it becomes a magical elixir.
5 extraordinarily beneficial properties of golden milk
Powerfully boosts immunity
Scientists believe turmeric is the most powerful herbal anti-inflammatory. Only ginger can compete with it. And in tandem, they are superheroes that dramatically increase the body’s resistance to various viruses and bacteria. What’s more, this perfect pair can not only prevent and reduce inflammation, but also repair damaged cells! Some scientists are already suggesting that golden milk could become a mainstay of anti-cancer therapy.
Slows down aging
Turmeric, ginger, and black pepper have pronounced antioxidant properties. Together, they are most effective at eliminating toxins and impurities from the body, cleansing the blood, improving skin health and colour (no, it doesn’t yellow!) and generally slowing down age-related changes.
In every sense. Cardamom has a beneficial effect on the respiratory system in general. And refreshes breathing in particular.
Lowers cholesterol and speeds up the metabolism
Cinnamon and black pepper are responsible for lowering blood sugar and bad cholesterol levels. And the whole spice mixture as a whole speeds up the processing of fats and may help with digestive disorders. Heart and stomach vote for golden milk!
Boosts the spirits
Cardamom and cinnamon are joy spices. It activates the hormones of happiness, improves brain activity and enhances memory. Golden milk is a sure-fire cure for stress and depression.
How to make golden milk?
For one serving of the magic drink, you’ll need a teaspoon of turmeric powder, half a teaspoon each of ground cinnamon (you can substitute one cinnamon stick) and ginger (powder or grated root), pounded cardamom seeds from 5-6 boxes, a pinch of ground black pepper, a teaspoon each of honey or maple syrup and a glass of milk (about 230 mg). For full authenticity it is advisable to take vegetable milk – soya milk, coconut milk, walnut milk, but regular cow’s milk will do.
Mix all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil and turn down the heat so that the mixture simmered gently. Boil for about 5 minutes until the milk is a uniform golden colour and the exciting aroma of the spices spreads through the kitchen. Strain the mixture and drink either straight away, or cool and place in the fridge where it can be stored for a few days. As a rule, golden milk is drunk hot, but some people also like it very much when it is cold.
Golden milk is a cure for many ills.
How much should I drink to have maximum effect?
The most valuable ingredient in golden milk is curcumin. A standard teaspoon of ground turmeric contains 200 mlg of curcumin, and experts recommend 500 to 1000 mlg of this natural medicine daily for a real anti-inflammatory effect. Accordingly, three cups of golden milk will suffice.
This drink is not recommended for pregnant and hepatitis patients.
Many health professionals also advise making a tea of turmeric powder – 2 teaspoons of powder per 4 cups of hot water and the rest to taste. But golden milk is much cooler and tastes better.