Golden milk also known as turmeric milk has made its way to Western cultures. It is a new ‘health fad’, but something that we might actually want to consider incorporating into our daily lives as it truly does have many great benefits on your body. Beginning in India, this drink became known for its many health benefits.
Made with any type of milk, golden milk has a ‘golden’ or ‘orangey’ hue to it. The Golden Milk Latte that we offer is typically served hot (although we can also make it cold) and contains turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne pepper, and melted honey paired with your choice of milk. Now, let me tell you about 5 benefits of the golden milk latte.
High in antioxidants:
With many different health properties, turmeric is high in antioxidants. Along with the other ingredients of cinnamon and ginger, all three of these spices contain high antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are substances that prevent and slow damage to cells. Diets that tend to be rich in antioxidants are showing less risk of infection or disease.
Improves your mood:
Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin. Recent studies show that if you consume it daily, it helps improve your mood. When ingested, it assists in enhancing brain chemicals such as dopamine, which controls how we experience pain and pleasure.
Strengthens your immune system:
Golden milk has been around for decades, even if you are only hearing about it for the first time now! People from India commonly use it as a remedy to a cold. Cinnamon and ginger help soothe a sore throat. Turmeric contains anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties.
In Ayurveda, turmeric is actually considered a digestive healing agent.
Due to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidants in turmeric as well as ginger, these aid in healthy digestion. No more bloating!
Curcumin contains strong anti-inflammatory properties. If you are looking to reduce inflammation as well as join pain, daily ingestion of this natural anti-inflammatory may help. If you are an active person, and your muscles are sore, this may help too!
Many customers come in with the question “What is a Golden Milk Latte?”. Many people are already aware of the new trend (at least in our culture) and testing it out for themselves! I personally drink a golden milk from time to time, and I have to say that it is delicious. You should come stop by and give it a try, and see if any of these 5 benefits of the golden milk latte benefit you too!