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5 Health Benefits of Golden Milk

5 Health Benefits of Golden Milk
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From Joseph Mercola, DO

Do you start your day with a hot cup of coffee? When you consider that everything we put in our mouths affects our overall health, you might want to think about adding golden milk to your daily regimen.

Also known as “Haldi ka Doodh” in Hindi, golden milk has been part of Indian culture for centuries. It is an ayurvedic drink that is commonly made with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, honey and your choice of milk. Some recipes call for adding nutmeg, black pepper or other spices. The mixture is heated and can be served warm or over ice for a refreshing drink in the summer months.

There are few risks to drinking golden milk unless you have an allergy to one of the ingredients. There also are many health benefits to drinking it, one of which includes adding a warm glass to your evening routine to help promote sleep.

Erin at Well Plated shares her recipe for golden milk and offers tips on altering the recipe to suit your taste. Additionally, turmeric milk stores well for up to three days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to reheat it, just add a serving to the stove and stir to combine the spices. Since it reheats well, consider making a double or triple batch so your morning or evening drink is quickly ready to go.

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