The main ingredient for preparation of healthy golden milk is turmeric, a plant of the ginger family that grows in the region of South Asia and is often used in the menu of local residents. I personally make my golden milk with turmeric and fresh ginger for richer taste and better effects.
Turmeric contains active ingredients that have more than 150 therapeutic effects in the body, including: it is an analgesic, antiseptic, strengthens immunity, eliminates toxins, regulates metabolism, controls weight, improves memory, reduces triglycerides, balances blood pressure, etc.
The greatest value of turmeric’s healing properties is its anticancer prevention and direct effect.
Turmeric powder is available year-round and can be easily recognized because it resembles curry. The recommended daily dose for adults ranges from 1 to 3 grams of turmeric.
This natural elixir containing turmeric (adding fresh ginger is good idea) and other beneficial ingredients to the body and in order to prepare this healthy golden milk all you need is to follow our simple and fast recipe.
2 teaspoons turmeric (1 to 3 grams)
2 cups milk
6 grains of pepper (needs to be grounded)
3 tablespoons honey (to taste)
Turn the fire on a medium heat, put milk, turmeric, ground pepper in a bowl and stir.
Allow to boil, reduce the heat and constantly stir until the mixture becomes thick paste – that is for a period of about 5 minutes so don’t walk away from the stove.
When the milk has cooled, strain it and add the honey. Consume this milk while it is fresh.
To Fully Take Advantage of Turmeric and Curcumin’s Therapeutic Properties, You’ll Also Need to Make Sure it is Well Absorbed.
Curcumin is the active, primary pharmacological agent in turmeric. Curcumin and turmeric should both be boosted by piperine (the alkaloid compound found in black pepper) to fully activate them. Piperine may actually increase the bioavailability of curcumin by up to 2000% (the test study that supports this information has been performed on healthy human individuals and the results are conclusive as stated).
That’s some no-joke enhancing power. Healthy fats are also recommended for enhanced absorption, as turmeric is fat soluble and has poor oral bioavailability. So what does that mean exactly? This means that the body will not assimilate the healthful benefits in its simple, raw state. So those golden milk recipes floating around without these two powerful co-factors, as tasty as they likely are, they won’t bring the promised anti-inflammatory magic that this golden beauty is so well known for. If you can get your hands on it, a small amount of pure piperine extract would be amazing for the ultimate boosting power.
In a nutshell, if you are looking for the anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin systematically, as most of us are, absorption from the intestines is necessary (and this is where the piperidine and healthy fats come in).
However just a note, if you are taking the curcumin for use exclusively for inflammation in the colon and not systematically, then consumption without the boost for absorption, is certainly advisable. Please remember to share this article with your loved ones or whoever may benefit from this information. Thank you for reading our page.