The advent of globalisation has integrated the world. Western beverages have overtaken the markets globally but now Asian drinks have started to become popular in the West as well. These Asian-style health drinks claim to be healthier than their western counterparts and this is one of the reasons they are getting so much attention.
Turmeric Milk is a drink that has recently started to get some attention followed by Coffee Elevated and even more recently a fusion of Coffee Elevated and Turmeric Milk.
Turmeric Milk drinks are tasty and are full of nutrition. Turmeric offers many great health benefits such as anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
An article at Ultimate Online mentions tumeric milk is not something new, it originates from India where it has been used for over 1000 years as a health drink, in India the drink is known as Haldi Doodh. Tumeric is also an essential ingredient for Ayurvedic medicine.
Many people in India are surprised at how popular Tumeric milk has quickly become in western countries, having gone from almost no use to extreme popularity within the last 5 years.
The distinct yellow color of Turmeric is due to a compound known as Curcumin and is a chemical that is used in treating ailments such as stomach discomfort, joint pain, appetite loss, jaundice, gallbladder problems, liver problems, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, haemorrhages, dyspepsia, arthritis, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), intestinal gas, skin inflammation and fatigue among many other ailments.
Turmeric is known as a curry spice and mixing it with milk might sound strange but it is a traditional Indian drink known as ‘Golden Mylk’. Turmeric is well tolerated by most people and is following in the footsteps of things like homemade yogurt, ghee and coconut oil which have now become common in western homes.
After Golden Mylk, Haldi Milk and Haldi Doodh (in Indian homes, parents give it to their children to keep them healthy) now Turmeric Latte is the newest form in which turmeric is being consumed.
In Ayurvedic medicinal practices, Turmeric has a key role. There are many studies that have demonstrated the health benefits offered by Turmeric backing up the ancient wisdom about Turmeric.
Because of the great taste and likely health gains offered by Golden Milk, it looks like that it is here to stay for a long time and might even become a ‘super food’. Enjoy Turmeric milk beverages, with or without coffee.