Golden milk, also known as turmeric milk, is a popular beverage that is high in nutrients and has a variety of health benefits, particularly for people who are getting on in years. Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. To make this vibrantly yellow drink, cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric are typically simmered together with milk made from either cows or plants for a period of time. According to Healthline, it possesses a number of health benefits and is frequently utilized as an alternative form of therapy to strengthen the immune system and avoid illness.
1. High in various types of antioxidants
Turmeric, a well-known yellow spice commonly used in Asian cuisine that is responsible for giving curry its characteristic yellow color, is the primary component in golden milk. Because of the powerful antioxidant properties that curcumin possesses, turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for many centuries. The primary component of turmeric is called curcumin.
Antioxidants are molecules that stop cell damage before it happens, which shields the body from the damaging effects of oxidative stress. According to the findings of a number of research, eating foods high in antioxidants may lower one's likelihood of contracting infections and diseases. Antioxidants are a nutrient that are necessary for the healthy operation of your cells.
Cinnamon and ginger, both of which are known for their powerful antioxidant effects, are typically included in the majority of golden milk recipes.
2. May Be Able to Help Decrease Joint Pain and Inflammation
Golden milk has a number of ingredients that have potent anti-inflammatory effects. Inflammation that is present over a long period of time is thought to play a significant part in the development of chronic diseases such cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, and cardiovascular disease. As a result, diets high in anti-inflammatory substances have the potential to lower the risk of developing certain diseases.
According to the findings of recent studies, ginger, cinnamon, and curcumin, the primary active ingredient in turmeric, all possess significant anti-inflammatory capabilities. Studies have shown that the anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin are equivalent to those of a variety of prescription pharmaceuticals, but without the adverse effects that come along with such medications.
It's possible that these anti-inflammatory exercises will make the joint discomfort that comes with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis a little bit more manageable.
3. May be beneficial to one's memory and overall cognitive function.
In addition to this, drinking golden milk may be beneficial to the health of the brain. Curcumin may raise levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, as indicated by several studies (BDNF). BDNF is a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in the formation of new synaptic connections as well as the expansion of brain cells. Alzheimer's disease and possibly other brain illnesses may be connected to low levels of the neurotrophic factor BDNF.
4. Research suggests that the curcumin found in turmeric can boost mood.
It appears that curcumin, the active component in turmeric, may improve mood and lessen the symptoms of depression. Those who took antidepressants alone showed the same level of improvement as those who took curcumin alone, while those who took both showed the greatest level of improvement.
A possible link between having low amounts of brain-derived neurotrophic factors and suffering from depression (BDNF). Since curcumin appears to increase BDNF levels, it may be able to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with depression.
5. Could be beneficial in warding off cardiovascular disease.
Cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric are the three primary components of golden milk. Research has shown that consuming these spices can lower one's risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
These qualities may also provide protection against cardiovascular disease in addition to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. However, in order to get at conclusions that may be taken as conclusive, it is important to conduct additional research.
6. May result in lower levels of sugar in the blood.
There is some evidence that the components in golden milk, particularly ginger and cinnamon, can help bring blood sugar levels down. Because cells that are insulin-resistant are less capable of absorbing sugar from the blood, lowering insulin resistance typically leads in a decrease in the amount of glucose in the blood.
It would indicate that cinnamon lowers the amount of glucose absorbed in the intestines after a meal, which can contribute to additional improvements in the regulation of blood sugar levels. Consuming ginger on a regular basis, even in small doses, may have the same effect of lowering blood sugar levels when fasting.
7. May Lower the Chance of You Developing Cance
Uncontrolled cell proliferation is the defining characteristic of cancer. Conventional cancer treatments are continuing to gain ground, but interest is also growing in alternative cancer treatments. Intriguingly, a new study reveals that the spices used to make golden milk might offer some benefits with relation to the aforementioned issue.
8. It has properties that make it effective against bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
According to tests that were carried out in test tubes, curcumin possesses antimicrobial, antiviral, and antifungal characteristics, all of which have the potential to be useful in the treatment and prevention of infections.
There is scant proof that drinking golden milk will reduce infections in humans, despite the encouraging findings of research conducted in test tubes. Additionally, the chemicals in fresh ginger have the potential to impede the growth of a variety of infectious agents
9. May Help the Digestive Process
Chronic indigestion, which is sometimes referred to as dyspepsia, is characterized by discomfort and pain in the upper abdomen region. It is possible that delayed stomach emptying will result in discomfort in the intestines. Because it speeds up the process of the stomach emptying, ginger, which is one of the constituents in golden milk, may help patients who suffer from dyspepsia.
There is evidence from additional studies that turmeric, another ingredient in golden milk, may help alleviate the symptoms of indigestion. Turmeric has been shown to promote the production of bile in addition to its ability to aid in the digestion of fat.
10. Getting enough calcium and vitamin D can help your bones become stronger over time.
Golden milk may help grow a solid skeleton. Both fortified plant milk and cow's milk are excellent sources of calcium and vitamin D, two minerals that are necessary for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth.
If the amount of calcium in your diet is insufficient, your body will start to pull calcium from your bones in order to keep the levels of calcium in your blood at a normal level. This causes bones to become brittle and weakened over time, which increases the chance of developing bone illnesses such as osteopenia and osteoporosis.
Through its effect on calcium absorption in the intestines, vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of healthy bones. If you do not get enough vitamin D, it is possible for your bones to become fragile and brittle even if you consume a diet that is rich in calcium.
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