Golden Milk, Anyone?

Golden Milk, Anyone?

Honestly, I thought this trend would die down, but NOPE–it’s still in the forefront of the blog-o-sphere!! Golden Milk–translation: turmeric milk. Its properties warrant all the hype. It’s simple to make, the basic recipe has much more going for it than just great color and creamy richness. It’s made with ingredients that help with inflammation, bloating, and weight loss. If you’re still not convinced to give it a try, check out these reasons to whip some up:

  • Better digestion: Think of golden milk as nature’s Pepto-Bismol, except with a much prettier color! Multiple studies have shown turmeric to help fight gas, bloat, and indigestion. Ginger, a common ingredient in golden milk, is great at fighting nausea and soothing stomach aches.
  • Happier muscles: Try having an iced glass of turmeric milk as a post-workout smoothie. As a natural anti-inflammatory, turmeric can relieve joint and muscle pain and even help with headaches. In some studies, turmeric offered similar relief to ibuprofen. It also may be the perfect drink to have after an intense workout, as it has been known to combat delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), in some studies. Ginger has also shown to be effective in preventing muscle soreness.
  • Protection against colds and flu: Besides helping soothe a sore throat, ginger has long been used as a cold remedy in naturopathy. The spicy root has antimicrobial properties that help protect the body from respiratory infections.
  • Weight-loss support: Turmeric does show some promise when it comes to encouraging weight loss. In two separate studies, the spice was shown to reduce the growth of fat cells in mice and also increase metabolism.
  • Boost in good cholesterol: The raw coconut oil often used in golden milk has been shown to help raise good cholesterol in the body.

So, that seems like plenty of reasons to give Golden Milk a try. For me, just the fact that it helps with muscle soreness after a tough workout is enough to add it to my menu.

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