When we were children we often drank a glass of warm milk to help us to fall asleep and you surely remember doing this.
Here we will present you with a very beneficial drink which will provide the body with plenty nutrients and it will also calm the mind and body before going to bed.
It is called ‘golden milk’ and it contains coconut milk, black pepper, ginger and turmeric. This mixture is very healthy, delicious and aromatic. You can also add raw honey to make it sweeter.
Golden milk will help you fall asleep faster, and it will lower the levels of stress and anxiety in your body. But it has many other beneficial properties: like the one that it will release all the dangerous chemicals and the toxins from your body during the night and it will improve your overall health and improve the balance in the body.
Consuming this mixture regularly during the day will give your body numerous health benefits.
Turmeric, which is contained in ‘golden milk’, is a natural spice which is very efficient and contains many health benefits, and due to this it has been used for many centuries. Scientists have been studying this spice because of its beneficial medicinal properties.
There are over 8 000 studies which have proved what the ancient civilizations have known for many centuries – that turmeric is helpful and extremely efficient in treating all health problems.
Curcumin, which is the main bioactive compound of turmeric, has anti-inflammatory properties and over 150 medicinal properties. It is also very efficient in preventing the inflammatory passages and also prevents the release of protein responsible for triggering pain and swelling.
Inflammation in the body can cause many other chronic diseases such as: migraines, thyroid disturbances, peripheral neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, cancer, obesity and stroke.
Many scientific studies have proved that curcumin has the ability to:
- Improve the health of the heart
- Boost the immune system
- Regulate the levels of blood sugar and also hinder diabetes
- Eliminate microbes and bacteria
- Detoxifies the liver
- Help in the process of healing of wounds
- Improve cognitive capacities and calm the nervous system
- Regulate the levels of cholesterol
- Eliminate cancer cells and hinder tumor formation
You can add turmeric as spice to every meal, and it is cheap, affordable and very tasty.
The second ingredient in ‘golden milk’ – ginger is also a very healthy and beneficial spice, as it can improve blood circulation, relieve nausea and pain, eliminate microbes, regulate the secretion of insulin, improves digestion, decreases the high blood pressure, and also it prevents cancer.
What is unbelievable is it strength in treating respiratory diseases.
The third ingredients of ‘golden milk’- the coconut milk is rich in medium-chain fatty acids which have numerous health benefits like boosting the energy in the body and brain, promotes weight loss, improves the health of the heart, and regulates the levels of blood sugar.
Coconut milk is also rich in magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, antioxidants, and vitamins E, C, and B. Due the rich content of healthy nutrients it can calm the nervous system, improve the health of bones and teeth, treats bacterial infections, strengthens the immune system and also prevents flu and colds. It also has the ability to help with the absorption of nutrients in the body.
This is the recipe for this amazing drink – ‘the golden milk’
1 small piece of ginger – sliced
¼ teaspoon of black pepper (to promote better turmeric absorption)
1 teaspoon of turmeric
2 cups of coconut milk
Raw honey (if you like, to sweeten its taste)
If you have colitis and intestinal problems do not put black pepper.
Put all the ingredients in a saucepan, except the raw honey, and mix them together. Put them on the stove and cook on medium heat, until bubbles start to appear on the surface. Then put on minimum heat and cook for additional 5 minutes for the flavors to mix nicely. In the end, put the honey and mix one more time.
It is recommended to drink this mixture in the morning and it will boost your energy level throughout the day. If you like you can also put cinnamon to sharpen the senses. You can also drink golden milk before bedtime and it will clean your liver from toxins during the night.
The golden milk has many health benefits and it also has creamy texture and it is extremely tasty.