Overview on turmeric
Turmeric belongs to the same root family of ginger. It is available in dried form as well as in powdered form. It’s powdered form are often used in many dishes as well as in some liquids. Turmeric is made of a polyphenol compound called curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory properties and is a strong antioxidant. It fights off the free radicals in your body and increases the activities of antioxidant enzymes. One teaspoon of turmeric consists of approximately 50-125 mg of curcumin.
This spice also consists of 235 different compounds apart from curcumin which poses anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. This makes turmeric an effective natural remedy to cure cancer.
Why is turmeric consumed with milk and black pepper?
Bioavailability of any compound is the ability of that compound to enter the blood circulation of your body and get utilized. If any nutrients have low bioavailability, then that implies the compound isn’t getting absorbed well and is not posing many benefits to your body.
Curcumin compound has low bioavailability, which can be enhanced by adding piperine. Piperine is the compound that increases the bioavailability of the curcumin by 2000%. Curcumin is lipophilic, which implies it mixes easily with lipids and fats. This is the primary reason turmeric is mixed with fat-containing liquids such as milk and a little bit of black pepper sprinkle.
How much curcumin to consume?
As per the studies conducted, consuming 1.5 to 2 grams of curcumin per day has similar pain-reducing and anti-inflammatory effects on your health as you get by consuming ibuprofen medication daily. Along with this, the studies also showed that consuming 1 gram of curcumin along with 10mg of piperine daily for eight weeks increased the concentration of good cholesterol (HDL) levels.
Some studies have often shown that the safe limit of consuming curcumin per day is 8 grams. Apart from this, people taking blood clotting medications, suffering from biliary diseases, and cancer shouldn’t consume curcumin. So, you should consult your doctor before consuming it.
About turmeric latte
Turmeric latte is also called golden milk. It is a traditional ayurvedic drink which poses benefits to a person suffering from health issues such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, anxiety, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and post-exercise muscle soreness.
It also boosts your immune system, purifies your blood by efficient detoxification, and also imparts good sleep if you consume it before bed.
How to make turmeric latte?
Ingredients for making turmeric latte involves:
A cup of milk: You can use cow milk, coconut milk, almond milk, or soy milk.
Organic coconut oil: one teaspoon
Cinnamon: For flavor
Turmeric: Fresh one, because it consists of a lot of beneficial natural essential oils. Avoid using powdered one as the oils get destroyed in the powdering process.
- Cut off one inch of turmeric and grate it to small pieces.
- Add one teaspoon of coconut oil into it.
- Add one teaspoon of freshly crushed pepper
- Grate some pieces of cinnamon in this mix.
Mix them and add them to the glass of milk. Heat this turmeric latte, make sure you don’t boil it
Some other types of turmeric latte recipes
You can also make turmeric latte with ginger and honey.
Ingredients required for this recipe are ground turmeric, ground ginger(organic), ground cinnamon, raw honey, and cashew milk.
Take a mason jar and
- Add one teaspoon of ground turmeric
- Add one teaspoon of ground ginger
- Also, add one teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- Add one teaspoon of raw honey
- Fill half of the jar with water
- Fill in the cashew milk up to 3/4th of the jar
Close the lid of the jar and shake it well. Make sure you don’t fill up the jar full as the mix will expand and overflow from it. Now your delicious turmeric latte is ready to drink.
You can also flavor your turmeric latte with vanilla essence, let’s see how.
Ingredients of this recipe are ground cinnamon, ground turmeric, raw honey, vanilla extract, coconut milk, ashwagandha powder, ghee or grass-fed butter, and reishi mushroom powder.
Take a saucepan and heat it, then put ghee on it and let it warm up for some time. Then add one glass of coconut milk to it. Add one teaspoon or one cap of vanilla extract in it. Let the mix warm-up for little time. Then add one teaspoon of ground turmeric. Stir up the mixture a little bit. Add one teaspoon of honey into it. Then add one teaspoon of ashwagandha powder and reishi powder into it. Put it in the blender and mix them. After that, add a little bit of ground cinnamon.
Your healthy latte is ready.
One thing you must keep in mind that whenever you consume herbs, make sure you add some healthy fats to it. Healthy fats help in better absorption of these herbs in your body.
Emylee is a wellness lifestyle writer. She loves sharing her thoughts and personal experiences related to natural remedies, yoga, and fitness through her writing. She currently writes for How To Cure. Also, she can connect with others experiencing health concerns and help them through their recovery journeys through natural remedies.