Golden milk is rather magical and can help your liver detoxify itself before going to sleep. This creamy drink has so many different health benefits! golden milk is actually a combination of herbs and spices with coconut milk and coconut oil warmed up to create a delicious and health-packed drink that you can have anytime of day. Golden milk is actually called Haldi ka doodh, which translates to turmeric milk. Believed to have originated in India as part of the Ayurvedic system of healing.

What’s in Golden Milk?
Golden milk is generally a combination of turmeric powder, coconut oil, coconut milk, black pepper, and ginger root. You could also add honey if you like the taste. The most notable and powerful spice turmeric is responsible for the wide variety of health benefits that golden milk offers to its drinkers. However, the coconut, black pepper, and ginger root all have health benefits to offer as well.

Some of the great health benefits of golden milk and what ailments its been used to help and medicine.

Health Benefits

Coconut oil
Coconut oil has a ton of health benefits, including promoting a healthy weight, healthy heart, healthy immune system, digestion, and can help prevent liver and kidney disease.

Ginger
Helps digestion, combats nausea, and helps ease cold symptoms. Ginger may help even Monday, muscle pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties, help with blood sugar, and ease menstrual pain in addition to other types of pain.
Honey. Promotes healing due to its antibacterial properties, cold relief, can aid with sleep and relaxation, and can even be used to treat allergies!

Turmeric
Turmeric has been used to treat liver disease in ancient medicine as well as respiratory illnesses, gastrointestinal problems, muscle and joint pain (including arthritis), skin disorders, and to promote healing all over. Anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, this spice is highly beneficial for chronic disease and autoimmune disease where inflammation is prominent. Turmeric has been shown to improve and stabilize blood sugar, detoxify the liver from environmental toxins by neutralizing free radicals, treating food allergies and intolerances, preventing cognitive degenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, and even treating cancer and depression.

Coconut milk
Magnesium, vitamin B, electrolytes, a source of fatty acids that can combat weight gain, helps stabilize blood sugar, and promote joint health. Yes, please!
Black pepper. Helps ease cold symptoms, fights anemia, aids digestion, and combats free radicals. Black pepper will also help your body to absorb the turmeric!Preparation
Making golden milk is easy and only requires the ingredients listed above! You could also use other types of milk in place of the coconut milk, but I would not recommend using dairy. Besides not wanting to support the dairy industry (do you know where milk comes from ??), it’s also important to note that dairy is one of the most common food intolerances and can be responsible for a wide range of health problems including irritable bowel syndrome , eczema, acne, or you could have an allergic reaction to dairy, which could include hives and breathing problems.

Golden Milk Recipe:
2 cups of coconut milk
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon coconut oil
A small piece (about a quarter to a half-inch wide) of fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
Pinch of black pepper

Optional:

Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon honey
All you need to do is blend the ingredients, put in a saucepan to heat up for about five minutes (no boiling!) And then drink it. Hurrah!

Give golden milk a try either upon waking or before going to bed to help your body detoxify, promote healing, decrease inflammation, and enjoy many other health benefits of this delicious milk!

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