Turmeric Latte / Golden Milk / Haldi Doodh is the perfect winter drink to keep boost your immunity and enjoy the health benefits of Turmeric.
Namaste!!! This is my first post in the New Year, so a very happy & healthy 2018 to you all. I have been a little out of action for the last month and a half. I was in India, all this while as I lost my father. As I sat to write today’s post and explain my absence , I couldn’t help but just spend hours writing about him. I spent hours writing and staring at the screen, trying to write my thoughts only to realize that words can do justice to everything I want to convey. So I copied and pasted the whole text into a word document and saved it on my laptop. I don’t think I am ready to share the post publicly yet while I am still grieving. Someday when I am ready, I would love to share with you all about him and how much I miss him, and how for me he was the best dad in the whole wide world. He was a believer of life must go on, so that’s what I am trying to do today.
Getting back to today’s post Haldi Doodh, also popularly known as Golden Milk or Turmeric Latte. This is a perfect drink to sip on, especially this time of the year when it’s exceptionally cold with minus temperatures outside. I have fond memories of my mom and dad making this drink for me, when I came down with cold when I was a kid. I was never fond of drinking white milk, so they always flavored it for me with turmeric and cardamom. Back then I never really valued it’s benefits, until the time I became a parent. Turmeric also known as Haldi is known to be an Ayurvedic super food. I have also made use of Turmeric in our Turmeric Ginger Elixir, another home remedy for cold and cough. I also plan to add it to the Vitamin C Gummies I make for Little A, the next time I make them.
Why you should incorporate Turmeric Latte / Haldi Doodh in your lifestyle?
Apart from boosting immunity, there are a whole lot of reasons to incorporate this milk into your lifestyle.
Turmeric contains curcumin, an antioxidant known for it’s anti-inflamatory and antiseptic properties. So the next time someone in your family has a fall and is wounded or is recovering from a internal wound, drinking the Turmeric Latte will promote faster healing.
According to this research paper Curcumin, has been studied for its active role in the treatment of various central nervous system. Consumption of Turmeric increased the levels of serotonin and dopamine, chemicals responsible to make us feel good & relax the body). Thus it is used as a natural remedy for Insomnia, Depression & Anxiety. No wonders the old age tradition in India, of drinking Haldi Doodh / Turmeric Milk is getting very popular in the West too.
Curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric acts as a natural painkiller by blocking the pain receptors. Thus healing internal inflammations and common headaches from cold, flu & congestion.
I have realized over the years that ingredients matter. When you want to heal your body, make sure you are using good quality products. Instead of using any Turmeric, I source it from my friends Padma & Purvi at Namaste Imports, who are importers of pure and fresh dry spices directly from their spice plantations in India. This enables me to get superior quality products in a “farm to table” type manner. What I love about them the most is that the zero to minimal warehousing time enables spices to remain fresh and retain their fragrance and taste for a long time. Ofcourse the products undergo strict quality checks to eliminate the possibility of contamination. These spices have earned their reputation amongst Michelin star restaurants in The United Kingdom and are attracting great positive feedback from the folks who have sampled them here in the U.S.. I am loving their spices as I try them. For now, I made this Turmeric Latte using their Turmeric and Cardamoms and trust me I could tell from the aroma that spices are fresh and superior quality.
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