A few years ago, I discovered that if you add turmeric to your dishes, it really enhances the flavours of your ingredients. More importantly, it is known for giving your immune system a real boost. If you add black pepper, that helps your body absorb all of the turmeric’s goodness even better. If you want to boost your immune system with turmeric, you can of course do so by adding a table spoon when you’re cooking, but if you really want to bring in the super powers, try golden milk. That is claimed to be beneficial if you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, MS, cancer, high cholesterol and many more illnesses.
There’s actually quite a bit of information to be found online on this golden recipe. It’s a combination of:
- turmeric (the raw root, ground into a paste for golden paste, or the powder)
- black ground pepper
- coconut oil or olive oil
- mineral water or coconut milk or almond milk, whichever you like best
- raw honey
- other spices, to your liking
Please make sure you only use organic ingredients, as they allow you to profit fully from all the good properties. David Wolfe has an interesting blog on golden milk, and so does Dr. Mercola. The latter you find below, as I think it describes very clearly what golden milk, how you make it and the benefits of using it.
Golden milk is a combination of the yellow spice turmeric along with coconut milk or coconut oil, and may also be made with raw honey and spices.