Most popular drinks are fizzy, concentrated and sometimes alcoholic. They can cause heart disease, liver damage and premature ageing in the long run.
A healthy nutritious drink like turmeric milk or golden milk can do wonders for your health. Drinking turmeric milk everyday can do wonders for your overall well being.
Here we will answer a few burning questions on turmeric milk and why you should consider drinking turmeric milk every day.
As a food products company working from the heart of a region producing high-quality turmeric we have first-hand info to share with you.
Zizira operates from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya in the Northeast part of India – a region known for its verdant landscape, natural springs that irrigate fields, and unique herbs and spices. We procure a turmeric variety called Lakadong turmeric which is a speciality of Meghalaya and has very high curcumin content. We source them directly from a network of farmers we work with. And we process it under our supervision.
Explore our stories about Lakadong turmeric farmers and more.
1. Why Should You Take Turmeric Milk and What Are Its Benefits?
Milk contains valuable nutrients like calcium, protein, potassium and phosphorus which are essential for your health. Turmeric contains an important compound called curcumin which is a strong antioxidant with anti-inflammatory effects. Combine milk and turmeric you get turmeric milk!
You can add sugar or honey to sweeten it.
Some of the health benefits of drinking turmeric milk everyday are said to be: improved digestion, reduced blood sugar levels, reduced joint pain and inflammation.
You might also want to try our Lakadong Ker, which is a blend of spice cinnamon, turmeric (curcumin), ginger which has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce joint pain and inflammation.
"Delayed stomach emptying is a potential cause of indigestion. Ginger, one of the ingredients used in golden milk, may help relieve this condition by speeding up stomach emptying in people suffering from dyspepsia. Research further shows that turmeric, another ingredient used to make golden milk, may help reduce indigestion symptoms.” (Source)
2. Does Turmeric Milk Boost Immunity?
Yes, in fact, turmeric milk can do wonders, especially if you are prone to viral infections and diseases. It has been proven to be one of the best natural home remedies to improve immunity. Drinking turmeric milk everyday can help prevent cold and flu by increasing mucus which naturally flushes out microbes that clog your respiratory tract. (Source)
So, the recommendation is not just to drink it off and on, but get the most by drinking turmeric milk everyday.
It can also help you relieve indigestion while eliminating bloating and gas. It also can fend off Alzheimer and is used as a treatment for diarrhoea.
3. Does Turmeric Dissolve in Milk?
No, turmeric does not dissolve in milk. It will settle at the bottom. It is safe to consume, however, if you do not prefer, you can sieve the milk.
You can also mix our Lakadong Ker with milk directly. Our recommended direction of use is to add 1/3 teaspoon of Lakadong Ker to 250ml of milk and serve while hot. It tastes good in cold milkshakes too.
4. Will Turmeric Golden Milk Make You Lose Weight?
No guarantees! But depending upon your daily intake it could support weight reduction. It is no weight loss miracle, but by drinking turmeric milk along with regular exercise to help attain weight loss. Curcumin in turmeric prevents fat accumulation in your adipose tissues.
Do not use full cream milk, you can use half cup milk and half cup water.
"Turmeric may also improve the digestion of fat by increasing your production of bile by up to 62%. "(Source) "In a study, overweight individuals were put under weight loss treatment through diet and lifestyle interventions. Some of them did not show significant weight loss and were then treated with curcumin. These individuals after the curcumin treatment showed an enhanced weight loss. There was a significant increase in fat reduction and BMI was also found to decline considerably." (Source)
5. Can Turmeric (Haldi) Milk Give You a Good Night Sleep?
Yes, it can. Turmeric milk can actually make your body feel relaxed, put you in a calm mood and help induce you to sleep. Drinking turmeric milk every day, before going to bed, is an old-age remedy for insomnia.
No burning questions about turmeric milk will be complete without mentioning the recipe for it. (Source)
6. How to Make Turmeric Milk?
This is a creamy cold version.Ingredients required (for 2 servings):
- 2 teaspoons Lakadong Ker
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon thick cream
- 1 250 ml cup of milk or almond milk
- 1 cup water (or less)
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- Take a blender and add all these ingredients into it.
- Blend until the mixture is smooth.
- Pour in a cup and serve the delicious goodness.
You can watch it being made here.
Here's another recipe for you to try.
Lakadong Ker Latte Recipe
- ¾ cup milk
- ¼ cup water
- 1 teaspoon Lakadong Ker
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee (filter coffee can also be used)
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 1 pinch cinnamon powder
- Heat the milk in a pan along with 1 teaspoon Lakadong Ker. Remove from heat before it starts to boil.
- With a small whisk beat the liquid till it starts foaming.
- Heat the water in another pan along with the coffee until it dissolves (if using filter coffee, strain the coffee after heating).
- Then pour the hot coffee in a serving cup first then add the honey.
- Pour the Golden milk over the coffee and stir, sprinkle some cinnamon powder and enjoy.