Golden Milk 101

What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a plant, the root of which has been used in India for centuries as a spice and medicinal herb. It is the spice that gives curry its vibrant yellow color. This Golden spice has been traditionally used in Ayurveda (the Indian system of holistic medicine) to treat various ailments, including cancer and has now been backed by several research. Curcumin, the active ingredient of turmeric, has been extensively
studied in the past few decades for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has such powerful anti-inflammatory properties that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs, without the side effects! This is simply amazing!!

Role of black pepper for turmeric absorption/ black pepper is absolutely important for turmeric absorption! Does black pepper help absorb turmeric better? Absolutely!
Turmeric/curcumin is such a powerful spice but unfortunately it is very poorly absorbed by our bodies. Various research has shown that black pepper, which contains piperine, enhances the absorption of curcumin by up to 2000 times! What a relief!! This does not mean that you have to overload your turmeric with black pepper. Just a small but right amount of black pepper does the trick.

What is Golden Milk?
Turmeric has been used as a spice and herbal medicine for centuries in India and other south Asian countries. A little bit of fat is known to help increase the absorption of turmeric. Hence, traditionally turmeric has been enjoyed in a warm cup of milk with some black pepper and honey and is called “haldi doodh” (turmeric milk) or golden milk. Fat from the milk does the trick! In my opinion, this is the easiest way to incorporate turmeric in your daily routine to reap its health benefits! Just mix our Golden Milk mix, sweetener of your choice (optional) into your favorite dairy/ non-dairy beverage and enjoy! So easy and flavorful!

What makes our Golden Milk so flavorful?
All you need for turmeric to get absorbed in your body is the right amount of black pepper and little fat. So potentially, you could just add some turmeric and black pepper to milk and enjoy. This will work just fine. But most people find turmeric to be slightly bitter and hence it can be little hard to enjoy turmeric as is. But you do not have to worry, you have landed at the right place. We spent months to perfect our Golden Milk mix recipe to make it so flavorful! We have added the right amount of spices like ginger, cardamom and cinnamon to balance the bitterness and bring out the good flavors in the mix. High quality ingredients, absolutely no artificial ingredients and the right amount of each spice in our blend is
our secret to a perfectly flavorful blend. Just add our Golden Milk mix to your favorite dairy/ non-dairy beverage with little bit of sweetener (honey/ maple syrup) of your choice. It’s that simple!! Of course, sweetener is optional but it does make it taste even better! Try it yourself and give me your honest feedback.

How to use Golden Milk?
Stir 1 tsp of our Golden Milk Mix into 8oz of warm or chilled coconut milk and sweeten it with 0.5 – 1 tbsp of honey. Any milk (dairy/ non-dairy) and sweetener of your choice can be used to reap the health benefits of Golden Milk.
Directions are on all of our Golden Milk bags!

What are the other ways to use Golden Milk?
Don’t worry if you don’t like dairy/ non-dairy milk. There are several other ways to enjoy our Golden Milk blend!
Turmeric tea:
Turmeric shots:
Golden milk oats:
Golden milk pancakes:
Stir fried vegetables

Why is turmeric/ Golden Milk gaining so popularity in recent years?
Turmeric is an ancient spice and a medicinal herb used in India and other south Asian countries. It has gained much popularity in the past decade because of tons of research backing the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric. More and more people are acknowledging its multiple health benefits and incorporating turmeric in their diet.

Why is turmeric a good supplement?
It is a very potent plant based anti-inflammatory supplement and is considered to be much better than a lot of synthetic anti-inflammatory drugs.

Does turmeric help with inflammation?
Absolutely! This has been backed by numerous researches for decades now.

Does turmeric help with sleep?
A warm cup of Golden Milk before bedtime is definitely soothing and relaxing. It helps you calm down and sleep better. This is again backed by research.

What time of day should you take turmeric?
It is ok to take turmeric at any time of the day. Some people like it with their coffee or smoothie in the morning. Some people like a warm cup before bedtime.

Is it safe to take turmeric every day?
It is absolutely safe to take turmeric every day. Indians and some other south Asian people consume turmeric every day. However, if you have any health condition or have any concerns please consult your doctor before adding turmeric in your daily diet.

Who should not take turmeric?
If you are pregnant, breast feeding or if you have any health condition please consult your doctor before taking turmeric.

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