Many of us are aware of turmeric, the bright yellow spice powder that is widely used in Indian cuisine. The health benefits of turmeric are innumerable and what makes them special is that apart from being one of the greatest key ingredients in many dishes, turmeric have been used for many beauty and health benefits. With that said, many people have been including turmeric in their diet, not only dishes, but drinks as well.
Enter turmeric milk, the hottest health food trend. It is made by forming paste of water, turmeric and pepper, which is then combined with coconut, soy or almond milk, along with a dash of coconut oil or cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil. Here are the five reasons why you should drink turmeric milk for a healthy 2017.
1. Aid for recovery from physical activity
According to a research by Mintel, a market research firm, turmeric has potential in functional food and drink products such as sports drinks, which could investigate turmeric as an aid to assist recovery from physical activity, as well as supplements looking to target seniors.
2. Homemade remedy for coughs and colds
Turmeric milk is a prominent home remedy to relieve chronic cough and treat throat irritation. Turmeric increases mucus production which naturally flushes out the microbes that have managed to get a foothold in the respiratory tract, providing quick relief from respiratory problems including a dry cough.
3. Induces good sleep
Having milk at night is a famous remedy for insomnia. But drinking turmeric milk is even more beneficial than plain milk as a good sleep aid. The reason is because turmeric milk contains amino acid as well as tryptophan which in combination with vital nutrients from turmeric relieves stress and induces sleep.
4. Relieve headache
Turmeric milk provides relief from a headache, thanks to its antioxidant properties. Drink a glass of warm turmeric the next time when you suffer from a headache to help you feel relaxed.
5. Help preventing colon cancer
Curcumin in the spice turmeric is a component of milk thistle, which has been used to prevent colon cancer. The antioxidants in turmeric also help in cleansing the lymphatic system, enhancing the purification process.
Now, go grab a glass of warm turmeric milk for better health. Also, read the article below on beauty benefits of turmeric.
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