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Golden Milk: Why You Should Be Drinking

This trendy new milk is said to be an amazing cure-all. Here's everything you need to know before you sip…
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Turmeric, the latest spice to take over the health food scene, is found in countless food products ranging from bone broth to honey. But there's no doubt that golden milk, the spice's latest incarnation, is getting the most buzz. The trendy drink is made with a blend of turmeric and milk and typically includes other tasty spices like ginger and black pepper. Together, these powerful spices have some pretty amazing health benefits, such as lessening the effects of depression and improving digestion. In fact, the drink is such a superstar that it's been enjoyed for ages by various cultures. And in case you were curious, it isn't called golden milk because it's such a gold medal-deserving drink; it gets its name from its golden hue. (Its main ingredient, turmeric, contains the compound curcumin, which is responsible for the spice's bright yellow color.)

Want to reap the benefits? Give our go-to recipe a try!

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Ingredients

2 cups of organic dairy milk or coconut milk
1 teaspoon dried turmeric
1 teaspoon dried ginger
Pinch of black pepper (one of the 40 Best-Ever Weight-Loss Superfoods)
Honey and cayenne pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat milk in a small saucepan
  2. Add spices and mix
  3. Bring to a slow simmer; turn off heat, cover and let sit for about 10 minutes
  4. Pour into a cup and enjoy

 

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