Golden Milk: The Drink That Could Change Your Life

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Have you heard all the buzz about Golden Milk? If you haven’t, you are missing out! The main ingredient in this is turmeric. Turmeric contains a powerful polyphenol that has more than 600 health benefits including antioxidants, as well as anti-cancer properties. It also has strong anti-inflammatory compounds.  By the way, adding black pepper to turmeric or foods that you have added turmeric to, can increase the bioavailability of turmeric by 1,000 percent. Simply by mixing turmeric and black pepper, you increase the amount of turmeric that your body can absorb by 2,000 percent!

Just some of the benefits of turmeric:

  • Anti-cancer
  • Improves immunity
  • Lowers triglycerides
  • Improves skin condition
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Detoxifies the liver
  • Maintains health cholesterol levels
  • Promotes digestive health
  • Improves brain function
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Antiseptic

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How to make Golden Milk

First, mix up your turmeric paste.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ Cup of turmeric powder
  • ½ Teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • ½ Cup of pure water

 

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Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a small pan until they are mixed well, then turn on the heat to medium high and stir constantly until the mixture is similar to a thick paste. This won’t take long so don’t leave the pan and remember to stir constantly.

Now you are ready for the milk.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of almond, hemp, or coconut milk
  • 1 Teaspoon of coconut oil (find out coconut oil benefits)
  • ¼ Teaspoon of the turmeric paste
  • Raw, organic honey to taste

Combine all ingredients in a separate saucepan. Turn the heat to medium and stir constantly. Do not allow this to boil. Add honey to taste if you like. You can wait for it to cool to drink this but most people prefer this warm.

This is a great beverage to have in the evening and the benefits it offers are nothing short of amazing.