Thirsty Thursday

Turmeric Milk

Benefits

  • Decreases inflammation, which can relieve heartburn and indigestion
  • Decreases risk of heart attacks, due to the effects of curcumin
  • Slows progression of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Fights cancer
  • Protects the brain, due to the effects of turmerone
  • Decreases joint pain, such as arthritis
  • Improves sleep

*Caution:  Turmeric may slow blood clotting, thereby individuals who consume anti-coagulants need to be careful about adding turmeric to their diet.

Ingredients

  • 2 c. Coconut Milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1″ piece of Ginger or 1 tsp. ground Ginger
  • Raw Honey (amount as desired) (optional)

*Caution:  Omit black pepper for individuals who have intestinal ulcers, as this ingredient can make small incisions in the bowels of individuals with Crohn’s disease.

Directions

Add all ingredients (except raw honey) to a saucepan and whisk to combine. Apply medium heat until mixture starts to bubble. Turn heat down and simmer for approximately 5 minutes. Strain out ginger. Add raw honey and stir. Enjoy before bedtime!

To make this drink and save for later:

In a small jar, combine 3 tablespoons turmeric, 2 teaspoons black pepper, 1 tablespoon ground ginger. Cover jar and shake. Mix 1 teaspoon go powdered mixture with 1 cup of warm milk (of choice).

 

 

 

 

References

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/18/turmeric-health-benefits-curcumin_n_5978482.html

http://realfoodrn.com/non-dairy-turmeric-milk/

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About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering the 55 and better "chronologically-enriched" population about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, and group exercise instructor—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, public speaking, corporate wellness program facilitation and senior fitness program support.
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