Turmeric latte has a bright color and also called ‘Golden Milk’. This is a well-known and popular health drink among celebrities. It is very much inspired from classical Indian milk and has also proven to be the best herbal remedies such as headache, cough and cold for bacterial and viral infections. Unlike classic milk and turmeric, turmeric latte is prepared with cold water, almond, cashew, and coconut milk. This drink becomes an alternative for coffee and tea enthusiasts.
Exotic drinks made from turmeric suddenly popular in various parts of the world. Starting from celebrities, chefs, and bloggers consistently fuss about this drink so many people are curious, trying to follow the trend, and not a few who fell in love. Even during in 2016, this turmeric drink better known as the turmeric latte became the most wanted beverage and beat green tea latte.
What is Turmeric Latte?
Traditional drinks from turmeric is believed to have health benefits ranging from overcoming depression to cancer. Looking from its name, the basic ingredient for making a turmeric latte is turmeric. This drink is made from a mixture of fresh turmeric juice, almond milk or coconut milk and some types of spices such as cinnamon, ginger, black pepper with honey or other sweeteners, rich in benefits. Now, many people in the world are infatuated with this drink. Turmeric and milk sound strange to us before. But this modern version is more creamy, warm but not too sweet.
Turmeric latte a.k.a golden latte becomes a favorite herb for those who are running a diet program. The spices combination in turmeric latte helps improve the body’s metabolism thus increasing the process of burning fat into energy. This is what makes people choose to replace coffee with turmeric.
How to make Turmeric Latte
- 400 ml of almond milk / coconut milk
- 1 ½ tbsp of turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 ½ tbsp of ginger powder
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil
- Honey / sugar according to taste
Heat milk or coconut milk in a pan with low heat not to boil. Add turmeric + ginger and cinnamon. Add coconut oil and stir. Mix with honey or other sweeteners.
Turmeric Latte benefits
Turmeric has a stronger and potent anti-inflammatory effect compared to other anti-inflammatory drugs. Curcumin will overcome chronic inflammation, which reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative diseases.
Improved brain function
Curcumin in turmeric latte can improve brain function, in addition to reducing the risk of brain disease. It is related to Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and decreased brain function due to age. Curcumin can also improve memory and intelligence.
Lowering cholesterol level
The active ingredient of curcumin in turmeric latte can reduce LDL level. Curcumin will give a signal to the body to increase the protein production that lead to the receptor production for LDL. An increased number of LDL receptors will be more than LDL cholesterol in the blood. This will reduce cholesterol in the body.
Weight and obesity
Curcumin present in turmeric latte will control weight and obesity. Inflammation can be related to weight and obesity. The body can produce cytokines that cause inflammation in the liver and pancreas thus increasing insulin resistance in the body. Turmeric can suppress this amount and activity and also can decrease obesity.
Improve heart health
Oxidation of cholesterol will cause damage to blood vessels and produce plaques that cause heart attack and stroke. Curcumin can prevent oxidation of cholesterol in the body and slow the heart disease progression and atherosclerosis. Turmeric latte has vitamin B6 which helps to lower homocysteine level.