We would like to share a bedtime beverage recipe that has an even stronger calming and soothing effect on your body and it is simultaneously packed with a myriad of healthy substances.
“Golden milk” as it is popularly called, is a mixture of turmeric spice, coconut milk, ginger and black pepper. Raw honey can be added to it for more sweetness and additional health benefits.
This amazingly delicious, aromatic and warming potion will wipe out any traces of anxiety and stress accumulated during the day with its calming effect, enabling you to fall soundly asleep.
But that is not all: while you are resting, the magical substances from the drink will continue to detoxify, restore and replenish each system of your body. If you incorporate it into your daily routine, you will definitely reap the amazing benefits over time. Why do we recommend this drink in particular? Let’s see.
What will you gain from drinking golden milk?
Turmeric is one of its main ingredients. If there is one spice that should be the staple product in every person’s kitchen, it is definitely turmeric.
This golden plant seems to be more valuable than gold when it comes to the number of medicinal activities it offers. It is also probably one of the most studied plants in the world.
More than 8 000 evidence-based studies have only confirmed what the ancient civilizations discovered centuries ago: turmeric has valuable properties that cover almost all health issues that a person might have.
Its main bioactive compound, curcumin, possesses more than 150 medicinal properties. It is among the most powerful anti-inflammatory natural agents. Inflammation is at the basis of numerous chronic illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, stroke, diabetes, migraines, thyroid disturbances, obesity, and even cancer.
Scientific research has discovered that curcumin is able to hinder inflammatory passages and efficiently counteract the release of a protein that activates swelling and pain.
Curcumin has been also found to:
- Act against bacteria and microbes
- Destroy cancer cells and prevent the formation of tumours
- Regulate blood sugar levels and prevent diabetes
- Control cholesterol levels
- Support hearth health
- Promote the healing of wounds
- Boost the immune system
- Soothe the nervous system and promote cognitive capacities
- Detoxify the liver
Turmeric is readily available, inexpensive, it does not have an overpowering aroma and it is easy to include into almost every meal.
What do we gain from coconut milk?
It is made up of medium-chain fatty acids that are extremely healthy for us.
They quickly provide our body and brain with energy, simultaneously promoting weight loss, regulating blood sugar levels and protecting our cardiovascular system.
Coconut milk splashes our system with precious antioxidants, vitamins C, E, and B, and minerals magnesium, potassium, iron and phosphorus. They boost our immune system, protect us from colds, flu and other bacterial infections, support the health of our bones and teeth, and calm our nervous system.
Coconut milk also promotes the absorption of nutrients in our body, including the fat-soluble turmeric in this drink.
What about ginger?
Ginger intensifies and empowers this drink as a wonder spice, a title it has definitely earned for the array of therapeutic uses. It has the scientifically-proven ability to destroy microbes, prevent cancer, alleviate pains, calm the digestive system and relieve nausea, promote circulation, reduce high blood pressure, and regulate insulin secretion, among others.Its power in curing respiratory illnesses is unmatched.
- 2 cups coconut milk(or another type of milk according to your preference)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1small piece of sliced ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper(this spice is added to significantly improve the intake of turmeric)
raw honey to sweeten, optionally
*Note: If you suffer from intestinal ulcers, colitis and other intestinal problems, it is advisable to omit black pepper.
Whisk to combine all the ingredients in a saucepan, except honey. Cook them over medium heat until bubbles appear on the surface. Reduce the heat to the minimum and allow the flavors to blend for around 5 minutes. Then remove the ginger, add the honey and stir the mixture.
You can also sip the drink after rising in the morning to nourish and energize you, in which case you can also add cinnamon to give you an additional boost and sharpen your senses.