The Secret To Enjoying The Benefits Of Turmeric
A year ago
Our friends from Copper Cup are here to enlighten us on turmeric's healing properties and to share an easy (and delicious) way to integrate this spice into your daily wellness routine. Turmeric has many beneficial qualities (in addition to being delicious) including:
The biggest and most scientifically supported benefit of turmeric is that it's anti-inflammatory, meaning it reduces the inflammation of your whole body: cells, joints, muscles, and digestive system. Reducing inflammation lessens joint pain, relaxes muscles, helps headaches, and improves digestion. Inflammation is a big part of aging, so turmeric's anti-inflamatory properties also promote overall wellness and longevity.
Turmeric is also proven to have a stabilizing effect on your mood and energy levels. Turmeric is what is called an adaptogen, meaning it helps your body metabolize stress. When you drink a golden milk or a Copper Cup Turmeric Latte you feel warm, relaxed, energized, and good. It's a gentle effect and not like anything else. You really just have to try it to see how good it feels.
Because it's caffeine free, turmeric is safe for moms, kids, pregnant women, and anyone else. There's no buzz and no crash.
The Key to Unlocking the Benefits of Turmeric
Indian people have an ancient remedy called Golden Milk that unlocks the benefits of turmeric by making curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, available to the body. Curcumin is only available to your metabolism if two other things are present: black pepper and fat. Traditionally, Golden Milk is turmeric mixed with whole milk and black pepper, but it can be made with non-dairy milk as well.
The key to truly enjoying the benefits of a turmeric latte is to make it "bulletproof." Along with black pepper, it needs to be consumed in or with some high-quality fat. Try adding some coconut oil, coconut milk, or coconut butter to your golden milk.
Turmeric lattes can be enjoyed any time of day. Start your morning with a turmeric elixir for clear-headed energy or sip on a cup to wind down before bed. Enjoy a golden milk latte for that mid-day pick-me-up or after work to relax and destress.
How to Make a Golden Milk Latte at Home
It's pretty easy to make a turmeric latte at home. You just need to heat up some milk of your choice, add turmeric and some black pepper, and you are ready! You can also sweeten it up with some honey or add cardamom for a little extra flavor.
If that seems like too much work, Copper Cup has made it even easier with their instant golden milk powder. You can also use their Turmeric Latte Mix as a healthy addition to other yummy treats. Read on for one of our favorites!
Copper Cup Recipe: Vegan Turmeric Energy Balls
* 1 tablespoon Copper Cup Turmeric Latte Mix
* 1/2 cup cashew butter
* 1/4 cup chia seeds
* 1/4 cup gluten free oats
* 1/4 cup hemp hearts
1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
2. Form tablespoon-sized balls and freeze for 15 minutes.
Thanks to Copper Cup for making it easy for anyone to enjoy the benefits of turmeric without all the work.
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