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I recently read that India has one of the lowest rates of cognitive decline in the entire world — and some experts attribute that to the amount of turmeric in the Indian diet, as well as it being a staple in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. To read more on its healing potential, see our post The health benefits of turmeric.
Curcumin is the principal compound in the bright yellow spice. It’s responsible for that delicious curry taste and is even used in yellow mustard. Turmeric also the primary ingredient in “golden milk,” a warm spiced drink reported to boost your health and vitality (which tastes nothing like mustard, btw). If you’d like to give it a try, this is the simple recipe I enjoy most…
- 2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
- A pinch of black pepper (helps your body better absorb the turmeric)
- Blend ingredients in a blender for a few minutes.
- Warm in sauce pan for about 3 minutes.
- Drink while warm.