Golden milk, also known as a turmeric latte, has been taking cafes by storm with its increasing popularity over the last few years - and rightfully so! This yellow beverage packs quite the punch when it comes to health benefits.
If you’ve yet to hear of a Turmeric latte, don’t worry we’ve got you. Although not technically a latte as it contains no coffee. This drink is made by adding turmeric latte powder to warmed milk of your choice. Turmeric lattes usually contain a variety of different spices - within the powder - such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.
So what is all the fuss about then? This drink not only offers a delicious taste but is great for your overall health. Here are a few benefits of drinking turmeric lattes…
Turmeric produces something called curcumin, which has a number of medicinal properties. One being that it can help protect against the effects of Alzheimer's disease and increase overall memory function. As well as this, studies show that curcumin may increase levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF is a compound that helps your brain form new connections and promotes the growth of brain cells.
Boosts Your Mood
It has been said that turmeric - more specifically its active compound curcumin - can also help boost one's mood and reduce anxiety and depression symptoms. This is because depression may be linked to low levels of BDNF, and as curcumin appears to boost these levels it may have the potential to reduce symptoms of depression and help improve one's mood with regular consumption.
Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Curcumin, along with cinnamon and ginger which are also found in turmeric lattes has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and wound-healing properties making it great for helping relieve joint pain. It can also help to reduce delayed-onset muscle soreness. Curcumin is not only said to be as effective as some anti-inflammatory drugs for people who suffer from arthritis but can also soothe sprains too.
Turmeric lattes can aid in improving your digestive system as a whole. It helps to cleanse the liver, which plays a vital role in the digestive process. It is also known to be a natural diuretic, helping rid the body of any excess fluid - including sodium. This in turn helps lower blood pressure and maintain a healthy weight. Another benefit of improved digestion is less stomach bloating, helping ease discomfort.
Overall, turmeric lattes are not only a tasty drink loaded with a number of health benefits, so why wait for your next cafe date to get one when you can make one from the comfort of your own home for half the price! Check out our Planet Organic Turmeric Latte powder today.