Are you drinking turmeric yet? Maybe you should be.
The health benefits of turmeric are pretty incredible, especially if you are struggling with any kind of health condition from inflammation, such as an autoimmune disease.
Health Benefits of Turmeric:
Some cultures cook with turmeric all the time, but others, like the traditional American diet, aren’t as familiar with it. So, I’m going to briefly cover why you should even be including it in your diet, either by food or supplementation.
Turmeric is a very bright orange spice that is traditionally used in flavorful recipes like curry.
Turmeric is loaded with antioxidants and other health benefits known to boost immunity, fight infections, decrease inflammation, protect your cells from damage and so much more.
What makes turmeric such a potent disease fighter is actually the active ingredient called curcumin.
Plus, since golden milk combines turmeric with other anti-inflammatory spices, such as cinnamon and ginger, you get the ultimate trifecta of disease fighters.
Here are a few more health benefits that have been linked to curcumin:
- Boosts energy levels and reduces adrenal fatigue
- Detoxifies the liver
- Can help clear skin and help with conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis & more
- Protects against or reduce memory decline from Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s
- May help reduce symptoms of depression
- Helps with insomnia and promotes sleep
- Can be used as a natural pain killer
- Reduces inflammation and symptoms of chronic illness, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, autoimmune diseases and osteoarthritis
- Reduces digestive inflammation and symptoms for diseases like ulcerative colitis
- Reduces bad cholesterol
- May help protect against cancer
- Strengthens immune systems against illness like cold & flu
I could keep going – but the bottom line is that while some research is still needed to truly prove the potential benefits of turmeric, it’s still very good for you and I have personally experienced the positive impact turmeric has had on my joint pain. Read more about my experience taking turmeric for inflammation in this post.
Best Recipes for Golden Milk & Turmeric Tea:
Turmeric tea and golden milk are used pretty much interchangeably, so I’m using them both here.
To make them, you usually heat milk or a milk substitute with certain spices until they dissolve and sweeten to taste.
You can also get more creative and add more ingredients.
This is especially great if you have a hard time drinking turmeric tea when it has a strong flavor of turmeric.
Let’s check out the recipes!
Starting out with a bang, with this healing hot chocolate, full of chocolate, turmeric, ginger and cinnamon.
You’ve probably had chocolate and cinnamon together in Mexican Hot Chocolate, so we can all agree that’s a perfect pairing. The chocolate helps to hide the taste of the turmeric and the addition of ginger gives it a little kick.
Make your body happy and whip together a batch of this healing hot cocoa ASAP.
When you just want to keep it simple and take the quickest path towards delicious golden milk in yo belly, this is the recipe for you.
Simple ingredients, many of which you probably already have, and she gives great descriptions on how to substitute with what you prefer. This is a perfect place to start for golden milk beginners.
Additions like cardamom and cayenne give this golden milk a little kick.
So, if you like things to give you a little pep in your step, this might be the one for you.
Plus, her photography is absolutely fab and you should go see it right away.
Then, make the golden milk recipe and tell me what you think.
This recipe teaches you to create a turmeric paste that will last a few weeks and make several turmeric teas.
What a great idea if you are short on time and want to be able to whip together a mug of love every time you need it.
Turmeric really is a powerhouse when you’re fighting off a cold or illness. And, if you do get a sore throat, this turmeric tea has honey and lemon to soothe your throat and turmeric will fight the infection.
On the keto diet? You can have your turmeric tea and drink it, too.
This recipe will give you options for how to make your next golden milk keto-friendly
Hey pumpkin spice lovers – this one is for you. A healthy pumpkin, turmeric latte that will give you that seasonal flavor with the health benefits of turmeric.
Plus collagen will help strengthen joints and help with aging and dates are a natural sweetener.
8. Lemon Turmeric Chia Pudding
Okay, okay, not exactly a drink, but this turmeric chia pudding is a great way to eat your turmeric and get a healthy meal.
They recommend cashew milk – which will pair well with the other ingredients, including honey.
A breakfast (or snack) made for champions.
Delicioso! Which one do you want to try first?
These recipes are all going to give your body some serious oomph in the health department.
And, if you don’t like to drink turmeric, try my homemade face mask post where I share turmeric face mask recipes you can make at home that help fight acne!
Or, you can even make a turmeric body scrub and that recipe is in my post on homemade body scrubs.
Have a fabulous day,