The golden latte, also known as a turmeric latte or Masala Haldi Doodh, slowly introduced itself into coffee shops and cafes over the past few years. The appealing golden color, along with its immune-boosting health benefits, make it an excellent option for the fall and winter months. Made from the highly healthy turmeric root, golden lattes are indeed a nice change from the traditional favorites. That said, here are four amazing benefits to the golden latte.
Milk Helps Absorb Turmeric: There are many ways to consume turmeric, and milk happens to be one of the best ways. On its own, turmeric has a low absorption rate, so when it is consumed as a tea, you may not bet all the benefits. Yet when paired with milk, particularly cows and goats milk, turmeric is absorbed much better by the body. These animals provide the right amount of protein and fat that deliver turmeric efficiently.
Essential Minerals. Two surprising minerals that turmeric has are Iron and Magnesium. Iron helps regulate the body's temperature, digestion, and energy. Additionally, iron is also responsible for bringing oxygen to your muscles and brain. Magnesium has a variety of benefits, including preventing high blood pressure and helping with multiple necessary chemical reactions in the body that help with energy creation, gene maintenance, and protein creation from amino acids.
Contains Antibacterial, Antifungal, and Antiviral Benefits: Studies show that turmeric and other ingredients commonly paired with a golden latte carry these three benefits. Since turmeric has a high amount of antioxidants, it is fantastic to give your immune system a boost in the colder months. It is suggested to take turmeric a few days a week, if not daily, to help your body in the long term.
Possibly Prevents Cancer. Let's be clear, It will take more than a turmeric latte to prevent cancer. However, curcumin (turmeric and curcumin hang out together all the time) in studies has shown to inhibit the growth of many types of cancer. Here are just a few: bone, breast, brain, kidney, leukemia, pancreatic, and prostate.
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