Golden milk is a popular right now (aka Tumeric Lattes) with celebs, and pro athletes. This is a beverage you can enjoy warmed up or over ice. Is this just a cup full of hype and trendiness? Examining the ingredients, this could be a trend you might want to indulge in. The ingredients in Golden Milk are: Unsweetened Almond Milk, fresh or ground turmeric, coconut oil, fresh grated ginger, honey, cinnamon, and black pepper.
Turmerichas been proven to have some anti-inflammatory properties, and its active ingredient curcumin is a powerful antioxidant. Coconut oil is shown to increase the bodies HDL (good cholesterol), helping to convert the LDL (bad cholesterol) into HDL. By increasing the HDL, promotes a healthy heart and lowers your risk of heart disease. Ginger contains gingerols, a powerful has powerful anti-inflammatory compounds. Ginger has been used to treat many different stomach problems. Haven't you ever had a ginger ale when you have had an upset stomach? Cinnamon is shown to lower blood sugars, and reduce risk of heart disease. Honey has many benefits but with the 17grams of carbs per tablespoon, of natural unprocessed sugar that goes directly into the bloodstream. Plus has some anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Almond milk gives you a boost of calcium, plus vitamin c, vitamin B6, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, and vitamin E. Black Pepper is found to be an anti-oxidant can prevent or repair the damage caused by free radicals. The recipe I have been using: by Cynthis Sass R.D. 1/2T extra virgin coconut oil. 1/2T honey 1/2t ground tumeric (or fresh grated) 1/2t grated ginger 1/4t cinnamon 1/8t ground black pepper Add above ingredients to 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk. Mix ingredients together and warm for 1 min in microwave. Drink as a warm cup, or pour over ice.
Skip this beverage if you take blood thinning meds, as it can also inhibit blood clotting.
Been enjoying this beverage 1x/day for approximately 2 months. Enjoyable drink to naturally ingest some beneficial ingredients instead of taking a supplement. Also have enjoyed the benefits of anti-inflammatory properties from tumeric, with my hip and knee not getting stiff or sore after workouts! Drink up!