Turmeric or Haldi is a yellow indian spice which is widely used in south asian and middle eastern cooking. It is an extremely healthy spice with a potent healing and anti-aging properties, which has been commonly used in the Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Researchers have found that this amazing spice has wide-ranging anti-inflammatory effects, which may be the reason why the population of Okinawa, a Japanese island, has one of the longest average life spans on the planet– 81.2 years.
Curcumin is the active compound present in turmeric which is believed to have a wide range of biological effects including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumour, antibacterial, and antiviral activities.
Here is a recipe to prepare the GOLDEN MILK. You can consume it on a regular basis and feel fresh and energetic always.
Step 1 : Prepare Turmeric Paste
> 1/4 cup of turmeric powder
> 1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper
> 1/2 cup of filtered water
Prepare a turmeric paste by mixing all the above ingredients in a small pan. Turn the heat to medium high and stir constantly until the mixture is a thick paste. Let this paste cool and then keep it in a small jar in the fridge.
Step 2 : Prepare Turmeric Milk
> 1 cup of milk
> 1/4 teaspoon or more of turmeric paste
> 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Mix all above ingredients except honey in a saucepan.Heat it up for about 2 minutes. Stir constantly while heating and do not allow the mixture to boil. Add honey to taste.
Drink this golden milk daily and you will get to see the results within a week.
Below are some health benefits of Turmeric:
> Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antiseptic,analgesic,.
> Boosts immunity.
> Helps maintain cholesterol levels.
> Promotes digestive health.
> Liver detoxifier.
> Regulates metabolism and weight management.
> High blood pressure.
> Memory and brain function.
> Various skin conditions.
> Neurological disorders.
> Lowers Triglycerides
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