How and why to make turmeric latte? Today, we’re actually going to be making a golden latte (turmeric latte, whatever you want to call it) and we are going to be exploring why turmeric has such an awesome reputation!
Historically, turmeric has been used to combat colds, inflammation, joint pain, and digestive issues (including gas and constipation). Studies say turmeric helps with the above-mentioned discomforts, and can also help with:
- low back pain
- and more
Turmeric’s active component is curcumin, which has the power to lower histamine (adding to the anti-inflammatory goodness) and is a potent antioxidant superfood.
While I know it sounds too good to be true, studies have shown that curcumin can prevent the clumping of platelets (which is associated with atherosclerosis).
Studies have also shown that curcumin can help to prevent the spreading of cancers, as well as upping the effectiveness of cancer therapies.
*While turmeric is obviously awesome, note that this is in high doses, and in the form of tinctures, supplements, etc, and that these fun facts are not meant to replace actual therapy for any of the above mentioned maladies.
A Golden Latte for Longevity, Relaxation, and Me-Time :
Why To Make Turmeric Milk
Life can be a bitch, and we are not always superheroes. The holidays can be tough, stressful, and annoying. Sometimes we lose sight of those resolutions, intentions, and of happiness! It needs to turn around! We need to be reminded to take a moment…
What we can do as parents, siblings, friends, is encourage self-love. Most importantly, we can take time for ourselves to have a moment to slow down! What we can do is make a golden latte, and know that even though our day might not have gone the way we wanted it to, that right now in this moment, we are finally relaxing and doing something good for ourselves: mind & body.
Remember that we don’t make lasting change in our lives in one day, month or year… And it is probably best not do try it all at once. My favorite way to positively incorporate change into my life is by addition, not by the removing of “bad habits”.
What I mean by that is that instead of putting yourself down for a vice, why not make a golden latte and take a bath? Incorporate positive change, and watch the bad habits naturally dissolve!
Do something that relaxes you — reading, watching a funny show with someone you love… It can literally be anything! By incorporating healthful & mindful bonuses into our day, slowly we incorporate more self-love, relaxation, longevity and me-time.
New things can be scary. Not sure about turmeric milk, but still want the same benefits? Add turmeric to your diet with these staple recipes:
If you want to learn more about turmeric, and have a little more turmeric-goodness-me-time, check this out. It’s a post written by my lovely Lea Jasmine on her blog cheekyhippies.com
PIN PIN PIN !
- 2 cups of non-dairy milk (we have used soy and/or almond)
- ¼ tsp fresh ginger
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- pinch of pepper
- pinch or more of cinnamon
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Blend all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender
- Strain (optional)
- Warm up the turmeric milk either by frothing (steaming) or on the stove-top, on low-medium heat
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