Vibrant in color and rich in health benefits, Turmeric is one of the world’s most powerful super-foods. Golden Milk is a take on Turmeric Tea, the traditional drink of choice in Okinawa, Japan. This might help explain why they have one of the worlds longest average life spans; 81.2 years old.
How To Make Golden Milk At Home
Golden Milk is a simple recipe, commonly prescribed by natural health practitioners to help reduce inflammation, fight cancer and support joint health. While the recipes vary slightly, we decided to showcase Dr. Weil’s Golden Milk recipe, as it contains incredibly healthy ingredients and it’s simple enough for anyone to make.
Golden Milk Recipe
- 2 Cups Milk (Coconut milk or Almond milk preferably)
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Grated Turmeric
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Grated Ginger
- 2-4 Whole Black Peppercorns
- Honey to taste
Directions: In a saucepan, heat the coconut milk, grated turmeric, grated ginger and peppercorns to a simmer. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes. Strain the milk to get rid of any chunky bits, then sweeten with honey if you desire. Enjoy!
Benefits of Drinking Golden Milk
Turmeric is an enormously beneficial spice. It contains a compound known as Curcumin which is responsible for the majority of health benefits Turmeric has to offer.
Acting as a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, Turmeric can help relieve arthritis pain, promote brain function, delay signs of aging and inhibit cancer cells from thriving in the body.
Black pepper contains Piperine, which yields its own health benefits, particularly its ability to quell digestive troubles. Black pepper is used in Golden Milk partly because of its flavor profile, but primarily because of its ability to dramatically improve the bioavailability (absorption) of Curcumin. 
Ginger is another great anti-inflammatory ingredient that has long been used in traditional medicine and ancient medical practices. It also helps quell digestive trouble, often used as a near-instant cure for nausea and upset stomach.
Fight Inflammation, Cancer and Digestive Issues
The ingredients found in Golden Milk are remarkably effective in the fight against inflammation, cancer and digestive distress. This has helped make it a holistic staple for health conscious individuals or those suffering from cancer.
While Golden Milk isn’t an outright cure for any disease or disorder, it is certainly worth incorporating into your diet if you suffer from inflammation. Let the results speak for themselves.