One of my earliest memories of my childhood is my grandmother forcing me to drink “haldi wala doodh” (Turmeric Milk) whenever I got sick. I am sure many of you would have had similar experiences with your parents, grandparents or other elders in house. Their reason was not unfounded. Turmeric Milk or Turmeric Latte, as referred to in the west, is loaded with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a super drink for a wide range of internal and external ailments.
The Turmeric Milk or Turmeric Latte is not only popular in India, it has recently gained a lot of popularity in the west too. This has also led to the drink earning a spot on the menus of top coffee shops, tea bars and restaurants. Some, in the west, are calling it the miracle drink whereas others are terming it as the next big thing. The Well and Good has termed this Superfood latte the “Matcha of 2018”, which gained huge popularity as a superfood in 2016-17; the guardian calls it “a drink for fit Midas’ whereas the Telegraph has called it as the “breakout star”. Whatever might the case be, we are just happy that our bit of wisdom is gaining popularity on the world stage.
If you don’t already know, here is how you can make your own glass of Turmeric Milk/Latte.
You Will Need
- 1 teaspoon Teaffaire’s Golden Turmeric Milk Power (Click here to buy)
- 1 glass of warm water
- Sugar or Jaggery
What You Need To Do
- Add turmeric powder to glass.
- Heat water until boiling hot and pour into the glass and stir
- You can make it yummier by adding half a teaspoon of your choice of sweetener.
- Drink this incredible drink while it’s nice and warm.
Now that your know how to make yourself a glass of Turmeric Latte or Turmeric Milk, let’s look into the benefits of this super drink:
Turmeric Milk is loaded with anti-oxidants that fight free radicals in your body. This means healthier skin that has a natural glow.
Cough and Cold
Turmeric Milk has anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is very effective in fighting infections of the throat as well as any inflammation that may arise due to it. In fact, a glass of Turmeric milk every day is the best way to prevent common cold. So next time you are feeling little under weather Turmeric Milk should be your go to drink!
Turmeric milk has abundance of anti-inflammatory properties which can help in reducing arthritis pain and swelling due to rheumatoid arthritis.
Small Wounds and Scratches
We all get scratches and small wounds all the time. Turmeric Milk is beneficial for these too! It’s antiseptic and antibacterial properties help prevent any infections or sepsis that may arise from these wounds.
We all know that milk is great for the bones. It is the easiest and the best source of calcium for us. Turmeric on the other hand is known to reduce bone regeneration and lower osteoporosis. When both are combined together as Turmeric Milk, they do wonders for bone health!
So what are you waiting for? Start your own Turmeric routine and take full advantage of this new super food!
NOTE: If you are pregnant or planning on starting a family, we would recommend consult your doctor before you consume Turmeric Milk or any other products with Turmeric as an ingredient in it.
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