Golden milk, which you may also see called turmeric milk, turmeric latte, or haldi doodh, may be new to you, but it has centuries of history in Indian culture. The base is milk of any kind — cow, goat, cashew, oat, the list goes on — which is typically mixed with turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and a sweetener like honey. Other spices, including pepper and nutmeg, may also be added. Regardless of the exact mix, the stunning golden drink is served warm and can be a source of protein (depending on the milk choice).
Turmeric is a source of the polyphenol curcumin, and studies show that its health benefits are no joke. And while further research needs to be done to show just how effective it may be in various forms and doses, with the anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effects of turmeric, it’s no surprise that golden milk is reported to have a variety of medicinal uses, from soothing an upset stomach to fighting inflammation and even the common cold.
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