Most people start the day by drinking hot tea or coffee. Though these drinks will help boost your energy levels, there are far more useful drinks you can try to help you cope with the daily challenges and stress you might be dealing throughout the day.
Turmeric Health Benefits
This healthy beverage is based on turmeric, one of the healthiest spices in the world. It has been found to have strong anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties.
Turmeric’s potential health benefits include:
The phytochemical curcumin in turmeric enhances immune system function.
According to a study, a mixture of turmeric and black pepper avoids breast cancer cell growth by 50 percent.
It destroys dangerous bacteria and supports the healing of cuts and superficial.
It lessens inflammation and eases the pain, particularly the arthritic joint pain.
Promotes Digestive Health
It stimulates bile secretion by the gallbladder, which is crucial for the breakdown of fats.
Regulates Metabolism And Weight Management
Turmeric modifies fat cell metabolism from passive to active, causing your body to burn more fat as energy.
Curcumin supplementation has shown to increase the number of glutathione enzymes, thereby significantly reducing free radical damage. This was based on a study of induced liver damage in rats.
High Blood Pressure
According to the Journal of Hypertension, curcumin supplement along with consistent aerobic exercise can improve heart function and raises muscle stress tolerance.
Curcumin helps keep the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the liver closely controlled, prevents its absorption in the digestive system, and prevents oxidation in arterial linings, therefore protecting against hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.
Various Skin Conditions
Turmeric has fatty acids that can protect your body against radiation damage and are helpful for the treatment of vitiligo, psoriasis, and skin cancer.
Memory, Brain Function, And Neurological Disorders
Turmeric consumption can help improve memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease as found in a study by the Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology:
“Due to various effects of curcumin, such as decreased Beta-amyloid plaques, delayed degradation of neurons, metal-chelation, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and decreased microglia formation, the overall memory in patients with AD has improved.”
Golden Milk Recipe
Golden milk has a millennia-long history of use in Asian culture and natural medicine for the treatment of several conditions. It is a traditional Ayurvedic drink whose primary use is to soothe inflammation and improve digestive and liver function.
This drink would be perfect if you want to include turmeric in your diet.
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 cup filtered water
1/4 cup turmeric powder
1 tsp. virgin coconut oil
1/4 tsp. (or more) turmeric paste
1 cup coconut milk (hemp is also an option)
raw, unpasteurized honey to taste
- Mix the pepper, turmeric, and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir the mixture until you get a thick paste. This is the turmeric paste. Let the cream cool down before storing it in a refrigerator.
- In a saucepan, combine all ingredients, except the honey. Cook it on medium heat. Mix continuously until hot, but don’t boil.
- When the mixture cools off, add honey for added flavor.
- Drink the mixture first thing in the morning or before bedtime.