Turmeric Milk has been one of the most consumed beverages in Indian households in Winter. Really, you can never have enough of this delicious drink which is full of flavour, energy and medicinal values. Winters in India are synonymous to many different things in different states - Sarson ka Saag in Punjab, Dink Laddoo in the North and West India, Til Gul (Sesame and Jaggery sweets) in West India, Norer Guren in Bengal, Pepper Rasam in the South of India… The list will go on. One item is common across India though - Haldi Doodh or Turmeric Milk. Since our childhood, we have heard that we must drink Turmeric Milk in winters as well as when we have a common cold or cough. Bodhishop brings to you the benefits of having Turmeric Milk
What are the health benefits of Turmeric Milk / Golden Milk
#1 Full of Antioxidants
Curcumin is a strong Antioxidant. Antioxidants are compounds that fight cell damage and protect our body from oxidative stress. Hence, it is important to consume turmeric on a regular basis. Ayurveda also uses turmeric in many of its medicines. If you chose to use honey instead of sugar in the turmeric milk for sweetening, you get the antioxidants from honey as well.
#2 Anti-inflammatory properties
Spices are known to reduce inflammation and hence are an integral part of our diet. Turmeric Milk has turmeric, ginger and cinnamon which are anti-inflammatory. If you add jaggery instead of sugar it is even more well known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
#3 Antibacterial and Antifungal properties
You may have heard your parents say that the best way to fight cold and cough is to have Turmeric milk. This is because turmeric has curcumin which has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. These properties help to prevent and fight infections.
#4 Improves Digestion
Turmeric milk has various recipes with different ingredients added to it for flavour and additional benefits. If you decide to add ginger and jaggery to your golden milk, they are also great for digestion. A spoonful of ghee in this milk will also aid digestion.
#5 Health Benefits of Milk with Ghee
Because of the ghee added in turmeric milk, you get all the amazing health benefits of drinking milk with ghee at night. Trust me, there are multiple health benefits. Click here to know more
When can you drink Turmeric Milk or Golden milk?
Everyday! You can actually consume turmeric milk every day before going to bed. All the ingredients used in this milk are beneficial for the body. There are no side effects of this milk unless you are allergic to any of the ingredient.
In India, we always consume this milk if we have flu or cough. It is our go-to home remedy for any problems like the common cold and cough. Nevertheless, it is very common in Indian homes to drink this milk daily.
Do you want to try this delicious and super healthy Golden milk? Click here for the full recipe
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