Also known as turmeric lattes, these delicious, anti-inflammatory drinks are popping up on menus and Instagram accounts everywhere. Curcumin, the potent ingredient in turmeric which makes curry yellow, contains high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
Curcumin has been used in many studies to treat a wide array of diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and many forms of cancer. It would be difficult to eat enough curry to get the anti-inflammatory benefits from curcumin because it only makes up between 4 and 6 percent of turmeric, but, fortunately, we can drink it too. To get those feel-good effects, the Arthritis Foundation recommends between one and three grams of the powdered root per day. The average turmeric latte recipe calls for a teaspoon of turmeric, which is equal to two grams, so you can easily get your daily dose straight from your cup.
Pro Tip: When making it at home, remember to add some black pepper to your golden milk because curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream without it. Try a product like Goldyn Glow that has already mastered the alchemy for you.
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