The Keto Turmeric Latte can be known as ‘The Golden Milk’. This delicious hot drink is a tasty low carb, dairy-free and sugar-free hot drink. What better way to have a drink that’s loaded with many health benefits!
Find out more about how turmeric may improve your health and your well-being.
Turmeric Health Benefits
Colourful plant foods are beneficial for our health for their phytochemical properties (plant pigments), and turmeric is no exception.
Turmeric is part of the ginger family and contains several compounds that support health. The most well known of these is curcumin. Curcumin is the main ingredient in turmeric.
Research suggests that curcumin has several pharmacologic effects. This includes anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-cancer activities. 1)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25772169
Turmeric is a Natural Inflammatory
Turmeric can be used to fight inflammation. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, a potent anti-inflammatory that helps treat a number of inflammatory conditions. 2)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12490960 3)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12490959 4)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21633179
Turmeric Supports Healthy Joints
As curcumin is an anti-inflammatory, it can maintain healthy joints. This can help joints from getting inflamed and develop swollen conditions.
One of the conditions this may help is arthritis. This is a chronic disease marked by an inflammation of the joints. Curcumin could be more effective than anti-inflammatory medications. 5)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22407780
Scientific studies have shown that compounds with anti-inflammatory properties are potential treatment agents for osteoarthritis. 6)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25772169 7)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2781139/ 8)https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1755-5949.2010.00147.x
Turmeric Could Help to Prevent Diabetes
Anti-diabetic activity of curcumin (the yellow pigment) may have the ability to suppress oxidative stress and inflammation. 9)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26088351
Turmeric May Help Skin Health
Curcumin has been proposed to be a safe treatment for skin conditions. Psoriasi is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, patches of skin. This effects around 2% of the UK population.
Research shows that the anti-inflammatory compound curcumin could help to treat psoriasis and other skin conditions. 10)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5816303/
Curcumin Can Help Slow Ageing Process
Curcumin may have potential to reduce cancer. Studies show that it has beneficial activity against pancreatic, prostate and multiple myeloma cancer. Furthermore, curcumin may have the ability to Alzheimer’s disease.
Turmeric Protects Your Body From Free Radicals
What are free radicals? Free radicals and oxidants are helpful and harmful to the body. Produced by the body or from external sources like pollution, cigarette and smoke.
An overload of free radicals in the body causes oxidative stress. Oxidative stress plays a major part in the development of chronic and degenerative illnesses. Studies have shown, anti-oxidants found in curcumin could help to fight oxidative stress. 13)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3614697/
It will Improve Your Digestion
Turmeric may play a significant role in digesting food. This allows a healthy digestion because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Keto Tumeric Latte
1 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of black pepper
350ml almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
1. Put almond milk, turmeric, ground cinnamon & pinch of pepper in a saucepan
2. Stir gently with a whisk, or ideally with a milk frother over gentle heat until it’s hot, but not boiling
3. Pour into mug and sprinkle a little more cinnamon to serve
Add a Little Turmeric
We hope you enjoy the Keto Turmeric Latte! Why not add this versatile ingredient into curries, soups, salads and even smoothies?
Why not try this along with our Keto Homemade Cereal? They go hand in hand and will give you the morning boost you need!
350ml almond milk (or any milk of your choice) 1 tsp ground turmeric 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Pinch of black pepper
- Put almond milk, turmeric, ground cinnamon & pinch of pepper in a saucepan
- Whisk gently with a whisk or ideally a milk frother over a gentle heat until it's hot but not boiling
- Pour into mug and sprinkle a little more cinnamon to serve
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