You surely remember that you had a glass of warm milk before going to sleep when you were a child, and it helped you sleep like a baby!
We will reveal the recipe of a similar drink which will soothe and calm your body and mind before going to sleep, and it will provide numerous nutrients.
The mixture of turmeric, ginger, black pepper, and coconut milk, or also known as “golden milk”, is extremely tasty, aromatic and healthy potion. You can sweeten it with some raw honey.
It will treat stress and anxiety and help you quickly fall asleep. Yet, this is not the end of its miraculous effects: as it will act during the night and cleanse your system of toxins and dangerous chemicals, and restore the balance and health.
Therefore, the daily consumption of this drink provides innumerate health benefits.
First of all, turmeric is an incredibly effective natural spice which has been used for millennia due to its extraordinary health benefits. Due to its medicinal properties, it is probably the most studied plant on the planet.
Over 8 000 evidence-based studies have provided evidence which confirmed what the ancient civilizations discovered centuries ago: it is effective in the treatment of almost all health issues.
The main bioactive compound of turmeric, curcumin, has more than 150 medicinal properties and has potent anti-inflammatory properties. It effectively hinders the inflammatory passages and counteracts the release of a protein that activates swelling and pain.
Inflammation leads to numerous chronic illnesses, like stroke, obesity, cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, migraines, and thyroid disturbances.
Studies have confirmed that curcumin can:
- Detoxifies the liver
- Promotes heart health
- Promotes the healing of wounds
- Strengthens the immune system
- Soothes the nervous system and promotes cognitive capacities
- Regulates blood sugar levels and prevents diabetes
- Regulates cholesterol levels
- Fights bacteria and microbes
- Destroys cancer cells and prevent the formation of tumors
Turmeric can be added to any meal, and it is affordable, inexpensive, and delicious!
On the other hand, ginger is an incredibly healthy spice as well, as it effectively prevents cancer, regulates the high blood pressure, helps digestion, regulates the secretion of insulin, destroys microbes, relieves pains and nausea, and promotes circulation.
Its power in curing respiratory illnesses is unmatched.
Additionally, the coconut milk contains medium-chain fatty acids which are extremely healthy, regulate blood sugar levels, protect the heart, promotes weight loss, and provide body and brain energy.
Also, this milk is high in vitamins E, C, B, antioxidants, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. It prevents colds and flu, strengthens the immune system, fights bacterial infections, promotes teeth and bone health, and soothes the nervous system. It also helps the absorption of nutrients in the body.
This is how to prepare this healthy drink:
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 small piece of sliced ginger
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (it helps the absorption of turmeric)
- Raw honey (optionally, to taste)
*Note: You should avoid black pepper in the case of colitis and other intestinal issues.
Method of preparation:
In a saucepan, whisk all the ingredients, except for the honey. Cook over medium heat, until you notice bubbles on the surface. Then, lower the heat and leave the flavors to blend for 5 minutes on minimum heat. Then, add the honey, and stir.
Drink this golden milk in the morning to provide energy for the day. You can also add cinnamon to sharpen the senses. Also, if you drink it before going to sleep, it will detoxify your liver during the sleep!
Despite its delicious aroma and creamy texture, this drink will provide numerous other health benefits as well!