Golden Mylk aka ‘turmeric lattes’ have been circulating and trending in cafes in and around Sydney, there are lots of pre-bought mixes where you just add milk. But I wanted to share with you how easy it is to make your own, which you can have at any time of the day.
These golden drinks are wonderfully anti-inflammatory on the body and are not just great for detoxing. They are fabulous if you have been catching colds and flus, feeling a bit meeeh, I also think they are great mid-morning/afternoon pick me ups. The ingredients contain anti-microbial and anti-viral properties. Just a perfect little addition instead of that afternoon coffee. Did you know that caffeine has a half life of 4.5 hours to 9 hours in the body, depending on how good our body is at metabolising it. I tend to drink my coffee/black tea before 12 noon, this means that it could have exited my body before I head to sleep, hopefully ensuring a more rested sleep.
Drinking dairy; did you know that dairy contains significant amounts of oestrogen, as does meat. The high levels in these foods may indicate that they aren’t perhaps as natural as first thought. Having other forms of high-oestrogen foods in our diet can disrupt our own hormones, causing more problems. So best to opt to non-dairy milks. This information source is from Patrick Holford’s interesting read “Balance Your Hormones”, buy it here.
Why is Golden Mylk good for me, here is why?
Cinnamon is a great little secret spice to bring out the natural sweetness in food. A wonderful carminative effect on the body and will also help balance blood sugars in the body.
Turmeric’s active ingredient curcumin (activated by a pinch of pepper (cayenne pepper)) has a list of benefits from anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and a blood purifier. It helps us digest food by aiding the pancreas to release pancreatic lipase (digestive enzyme).
Ginger is a powerful root herb, great for immunity, infection and can be used for motion sickness, pain relief and can also aid digestion.
Coconut contain manganese which can act as an antioxidant and some essential amino acids for helping your body repair and nourish. Using a non-dairy milk is so much more beneficial for our body.
Manuka Honey has been trending for a while as hot product. It is one of the most popular products bought in Australia by the Asian market. Why you ask? I asked myself the same thing. This is what I have researched and what I have found. Honey has been recently used to treat the rise of antibiotic resistance, used in promotion of wound healing (also in hospitals for bed sores!) and its antimicrobial properties which have been researched (Niaz et al 2017). This study demonstrated that Manuka honey possesses a potent anti-ulcer activity, which may be due to its antioxidants abilities which result in reducing lipid peroxidation and interfering with the inflammatory process (Almasaudi et al 2017)
Star anise has research to show its anti microbial effects against bacterial, yeast and fungal overgrowth.
Enjoy this one I think you might.