This traditional Indian recipe is full of anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
The warm milky drink infused with turmeric is usually taken before bed to help you sleep, a bit like hot chocolate but much better for you.
The benefits of turmeric have been well documented, one of it’s best qualities is that it is a potent anti-inflammatory. Inflammation in the body has been linked to many health problems from depression to arthritis.
It is very important to keep inflammation in the body to an absolute minimum. You can do this by eating a diet of fresh fruit and vegetables but turmeric is a great way to give you body an anti-inflammatory boost.
Turmeric also helps to improve blood circulation by thinning the blood, helping reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
Circumin is the active ingredient in turmeric which is what gives it its magic properties. It is a wonder ingredient which has even been shown to help fight against various types of cancer.
Turmeric is recommended for those suffering from chronic pain associated with health conditions. Pain medications are usually taken by people suffering from chronic pain, but in the long term it is better to find a natural solution to the problem.
Swollen joints associated with arthritis have been known to greatly benefit from the adding of turmeric to your diet.
Turmeric milk recipe
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (the absorption of turmeric is actually enhanced when combined with black pepper)
- 1″ piece of ginger sliced
- raw honey to sweeten, if desired
- In a saucepan add all ingredients and whisk to combine
- Heat over medium heat until it starts to boil
- Then turn heat down to low and simmer for about 5 minutes so the flavors combine
- Strain out the ginger
- Add honey and stir
- Makes 2 servings
Thanks to Healthy Holistic Living for the great recipe!