Be careful, risk of addiction! Golden milk – or turmeric latte , as the IT drink is often called – promises lasting health and tastes incredibly good. Whether at home, on the couch, for breakfast in porridge or as a delicious addition to smoothies, the wonderful turmeric is an all-rounder . Here you can find out everything about Golden Milk – recipe, interesting facts and healing effects of turmeric! Preparing our turmeric paste is quick and easy - so you have more time to enjoy the delicious hot drink.
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Turmeric has gained more and more attention in recent years. Whether exploring Indian cuisine, IT drinks like turmeric latte or in science, turmeric is trending . But what can the root, which is part of the ginger family, really do? Let's take a look!
Turmeric has already been 4000 years ago in India used and considered sacred. It is a central part of traditional Indian healing Ayurveda , where it is one of the “hot” spices – that means turmeric cleansing and energy saving should have effects.
Even today there is a hype about goldenseal. The positive properties should be from intestinal stimulating up to anti-cancer are sufficient. Whether all of the attributed abilities are really true remains questionable. The study situation is not clearly clear. But what we know for sure is that turmeric... gastric juice and Bile acid production stimulates and thus supports digestion. (1)
But it's only now that things get really exciting: turmeric, or more precisely the component curcumin, is said to be antioxidant and anti-inflammatory works. (2) For example, one study reported an improvement in Knee osteoarthritis , (joint wear) shown by curcumin. (3) Some scientists have also looked into curcumin and its influence Cancer employed and in some studies one protective effect recorded. However contradict The studies differ and clear evidence of an anti-cancer effect has not yet been found. [4, 5]
When eaten together with black pepper, curcumin is absorbed 2000% better in the intestines.
Another exciting fact revolves around the absorption of turmeric from food: Curcumin is found in... Absorbed in the intestines and then travels through the blood to the liver, where a large part is immediately broken down. This means that the curcumin does not reach the entire body and cannot develop its positive effects. But turmeric is common with black pepper eaten, this effect is nullified. The Bioavailability , i.e. the proportion that actually reaches the entire body, can be increased by 2000%. That's why we enjoy our turmeric latte with a pinch of pepper! (6)
How turmeric affects the Intestinal flora effects has not yet been researched. But there is certainly still a lot of interesting things to discover in this area. What we eat has a significant one Influence on the composition of the intestinal flora. To achieve this, we are developing more and more gut-friendly recipes on our blog for you.
At least for now they will stay magical abilities of turmeric so theories. Nevertheless, turmeric seems to have a positive effect on digestion and health and not to mention, it tastes and looks wonderful beautiful out of. So according to the motto, maybe it will help and it definitely won't do any harm!
Golden milk recipe
- 4 tbsp turmeric powder
- 8 tbsp water
- 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- a pinch of nutmeg, grated
- a pinch of black pepper
- Honey as desired
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 350 ml milk of your choice (cow, almond, oat milk, etc.)
First we put one Turmeric paste It's best to store it in a preserving jar in the fridge for about a week. This way you have a small supply and can enjoy the turmeric latte at any time.
To do this, mix water in a small pot with turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. The pot heat and let the liquid simmer for a few minutes until a thick mass results. Don't leave the pot alone and stir constantly - this way nothing burns. Allow the finished paste to cool a little until it forms into a Jar is filled. By the way, plastic containers are not particularly suitable for this because the turmeric stains strongly.
Now it’s time to get to the “ latte ” part of the drink! That means next we'll take care of the milk. These in a small pot heat and stir in a teaspoon (or more!) of the turmeric paste. As soon as the golden milk is nice and warm Add coconut oil – that makes the milk really smooth and makes the turmeric latte look like it liquid gold trickle down the throat. If you like, decorate the turmeric latte with a pinch cinnamon and pepper – this gives the drink a little kick and helps with the positive effects. Complete!
Now you should definitely make yourself comfortable and the Flavor explosion really enjoy! Because it's not called Golden Milk for nothing - a particularly delicious hot drink awaits you here! And if your craving for Indian spices hasn't been satisfied yet, then try the turmeric paste Oatmeal porridge or in Mango-banana smoothi e. Your imagination knows no boundaries! For the good 😉
This article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical information or instructions. The recipes are intended for inspiration and are not intended as therapeutic measures. If you have any health problems, we recommend that you contact a doctor or other expert immediately.
- (1) Brockhaus Encyclopedia. in 24 volumes, 19th completely new edition. Edition, Volume 5, Brockhaus, Mannheim 1988, p. 56.
- (2) Aggarwal BB, Shishodia S, Takada Y, et al. Curcumin suppresses the paclitaxel-induced nuclear factor-kappaB pathway in breast cancer cells and inhibits lung metastasis of human breast cancer in nude mice. Clin Cancer Res. 2005;11(20):7490-8.
- (3) Madhu K, Chanda K, Saji MJ. Safety and efficacy of Curcuma longa extract in the treatment of painful knee osteoarthritis: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Inflammopharmacology. 2013;21(2):129-36.
- (4) Tsvetkov P, Asher G, Reiss V, Shaul Y, Sachs L, Lotem J. Inhibition of NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 activity and induction of p53 degradation by the natural phenolic compound curcumin. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2005;102(15):5535-40.
- (5) Menon VP, Sudheer AR. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin. Adv Exp Med Biol 2007;595:105-25.
- (6) Shoba G, Joy D, Joseph T, Majeed M, Rajendran R, Srinivas PS. Influence of piperine on the pharmacokinetics of curcumin in animals and human volunteers. Planta Med. 1998;64(4):353-6.