Maintaining great liver health is of a vital importance since the liver maintains the body’s protein and nitrogen metabolism and converts food into the chemicals essential for life. The most common factors contributing to fatty liver disease are poor nutrition, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle. Other risk factors include insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia, high blood pressure, and type II diabetes.
A toxic liver requires detoxification and golden milk is the best liver cleansing drink, claim health experts. If you are interested in boosting your health and wellness keep reading this article to find out how to prepare your own Turmeric Milk, a traditional Ayurvedic drink, which is also known as Golden milk.
WHAT ON EARTH IS GOLDEN MILK?
Golden milk is not actually a milk, well not in the dairy sense, but a combination of warming and golden colored turmeric with coconut milk and coconut oil. Although, this health-promoting drink is said to be consumed any time of the day, still the recommended time for consuming it, is on an empty stomach in the morning and in the evening before bedtime.
Apart from being the most delicious drink, this magical and creamy drink has been used as a part of the Ayurvedic system of healing due to its medicinal properties, anti-inflammatory properties, for regulating blood sugar and moreover, helps your liver detoxify itself before bedtime.
What’s in Golden Milk?
Golden milk is a combination of turmeric powder, coconut oil, coconut milk, black pepper, and ginger root. You can add honey to improve the taste. Although all ingredients included in the golden milk provide health benefits, still the turmeric is the most responsible for the wide variety of health benefits that this delicious health-packed drink provides to the drinkers.
Here are the health benefits of each ingredient included in this amazing drink:
Turmeric- this powerful spice is also known as the„Healing spice“ and has been used in ancient medicine in liver disease treatment, respiratory illnesses, gastrointestinal problems, muscle and joint pain such as arthritis), and skin disorders, due to its strong anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It has proven as extremely effective in the chronic disease treatment, autoimmune disease treatment, food allergy treatment, and cancer treatment. It is also highly beneficial in reducing depression, preventing degenerative cognitive illness like Alzheimer’s and dementia. It regulates blood sugar and detoxifies the liver from environmental toxins.
Coconut oil– helps in maintaining a healthy weight, promotes rapid weight loss, enhances the heart function and the immune system, aids digestion, prevents liver and kidney disease. Coconut oil is considered as the best natural treatment inside and out.
Coconut milk has a rich nutritional profile including Magnesium, vitamin B, electrolytes, a source of fatty acids, essential for stimulating the weight loss. Helps in blood sugar regulation and promote joint health.
Black pepper- relieves cold symptoms, prevents anemia, helps digestion, fight free radicals and helps your body in turmeric absorption.
Ginger– aids digestion, prevents nausea and relieves cold symptoms, provides anti-inflammatory properties, essential for maintaining a healthy joint health. Additionally, regulates blood sugar and relieves menstrual pain.
Honey– provides antibacterial properties essential for relieving cold symptoms, great for allergy treatment, contributes to a better night’s sleep.
HOW TO MAKE IT:
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
- Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon honey
Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan and heat them up for about five minutes (no boiling).
Voila, you have your golden milk ready to drink!