Want an Anti-inflammatory Immune Boost?
Winter is here and what is not to like a warm drink? Even better if this warm drink is nourishing with anti-inflammatory spices such as turmeric and ground ginger! Yum!
Curcumin is the active ingredient responsible for all the he antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and gastrointestinal health properties, which have been linked to the prevention of cancer cell growth and management of inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, eczema and inflammatory bowel disease. Also great for helping reducing symptoms of the pesty cold and flu.
Adding to its impressive list of nutritional benefits, turmeric is rich in manganese, zinc, B group vitamins and iron, which can help support a healthy metabolism. Can we call it a superfood yet? Oh yes! As turmeric also acts as an adaptogen, which means it helps the body adapt to “stressors” e.g. inflammatory foods, environmental toxins and lack of sleep. While this is by no means a ‘therapeutic’ dose to treat acute and chronic ailments, it certainly is an additive affect to your overall diet and a definite positive step in the right direction towards an anti-inflammatory diet, as oppose to a pro-inflammatory diet.
Bonus: this is actually REALLY easy to make. Nothing fancy shmansy.
Golden Milk RECIPE:
1 cups almond or coconut milk
1 teaspoon raw honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick
1. Combine milk, honey, vanilla, turmeric, ginger and cinnamon in a pot.
2. Place over a low heat and whisk until combined.
3. Heat the milk and aromatics until hot.
4. Pour the milk into 2 serving cups and enjoy.
5. Additions: black pepper, vanilla protein powder extra coconut cream