Achy joints may need extra attention especially in the winter when you may not be moving as much! Do you know that stagnation is not good for achy joints? You need to keep moving if you want to help your joints. I know that sounds counter-intuitive but they need movement to keep them healthy. You just want to make sure you are doing the right exercises. For example if you suffer with bad knees or hip issues, jogging would not be good. You get the picture!
This drink is so comforting – perfect for winter! It’s soothing and immune boosting! Drinking it before bed actually helps you have a more restful sleep while boosting your immunity while you sleep.
The secret spice actually is the curcumin in the turmeric that has numerous health benefits. Curcumin has been extensively studied. It has shown benefits to support digestion as well as alleviate inflammation in your digestion system. Boosts immunity, reduces inflammation due to osteoarthritis to name a few and has numerous studies in reduction in many types of cancer.
Too many benefits not to include this in your diet several times a week! If you aren’t allergic to tree nuts, I find it’s most delicious using cashew milk (regular dairy is inflammatory so I wouldn’t use that). I used cashew milk but it’s commonly made with other non-dairy milk such as almond or coconut or any combo of them both.
If you can find fresh turmeric it really comes out so delicious vs. dried turmeric in your spice aisle – although that is good too but fresh just has a different flavor. You can find fresh turmeric at your local supermarket (my stop & shop carries it), Whole Foods, or health food store should also have it if they sell produce. Here’s a picture so you know what you are looking for:
Here’s an article from Lyfe Botanicals discussing the 10 health benefits of turmeric/curcumin that you will find beneficial and useful!
Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk
- 1 cup cashew milk my favorite is Elmhurst Brand (so creamy)
- 2 tsp grated fresh turmeric or 1 tsp dried turmeric (fresh is best)
- 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger or 1” sliced
- Pinch black pepper freshly cracked
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp organic raw coconut oil or ghee
- 1 tsp raw honey optional
Heat in a saucepan, over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
Stir and let steep for about 5 minutes.
Strain through a fine mesh sieve over a mug.
Serve with an additional sprinkling of black pepper (helps with absorption) and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon.
You can find fresh turmeric at your local supermarket (my stop & shop carries it), Whole Foods, or health food store should also have it if they sell produce.