The key component to this “golden milk” is turmeric, which makes it one of the most beneficial drinks to the overall health. Turmeric is loaded with curcumin, a polyphenol which provides more than 150 therapeutic antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects.
Turmeric has other benefits as well. These include: anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, antioxidant and antimicrobial benefits. Turmeric also strengthens the immunity, cleanses the liver, regulates the blood pressure, improves the memory and the brain function, relieves skin conditions, reduces cholesterol, improves digestive health, relieves neurological disorders, lowers triglycerides, and regulates metabolism and weight.
Adding black pepper to turmeric can increase the bio availability of the curcumin by 1,000 times. This is due to the active ingredient of black pepper. This makes turmeric and black pepper the perfect combination for providing optimal absorption of turmeric in the body.
Today, we’ll give you this perfect recipe.
Step 1 Turmeric Paste
- 1/2 teaspoon of milled pepper
- 1/2 cup of filtered water
- 1/4 cup of turmeric powder
All you need to do is place the ingredients in a bowl, put them over medium heat and mix them constantly until you get a thick paste. Pay close attention to prevent the mixture from sticking. Keep the mixture in a bowl, and make sure it’s refrigerated.
Step 2 Golden Milk
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric paste
Place all of the ingredients, except the honey, in a bowl. Place them over medium heat and mix it constantly. Make sure that the mixture doesn’t grass. Add the honey to sweeten the drink. And there you have it. Your drink is ready.