Golden Milk : Here is what you need to Know

Updated: Apr 24, 2019

Have you ever heard of golden milk? What is golden milk? Is it a new discovery in the food world or a synonym for mango lassi? Well, it’s neither. You’ll be surprised to know that golden milk is nothing but the western name for our very own 'haldi doodh' or Turmeric Milk!

Here’s what you need to know about golden milk:

The very fact that golden milk has been an age-old medicinal practice, prescribed by Ayurveda is proof that its benefits are plenty:

  • Its antiseptic and antibacterial feature makes it the ideal recipe to boost your immunity especially when you are sick

  • It helps to keep the liver healthy and toxin-free

  • During common cold and flu, it helps you to get rid of the phlegm

  • It promotes digestion and curbs bloating of the stomach

  • It helps you to attain a flawless, acne-free, and glowing skin by purifying your blood with the help of its antioxidants

  • Milk contains a helpful amino acid, tryptophan, but without the aid of haldi or turmeric, this vital amino acid does not reach the brain properly. The addition of turmeric in milk makes tryptophan more readily accessible to our body due to the presence of curcumin in turmeric. In short, nutrients are absorbed better by the body when turmeric is mixed with milk

  • The major golden milk benefits include serving as an antidepressant, curing insomnia (loss of sleep) and mood disorders

  • In short, golden milk makes you healthier and fitter, inside out

Coming to the other facts about golden milk, here’s how can make golden milk healthier:

  • For a vegan or lactose-free alternative, you can use almond milk or coconut milk

  • Golden milk tastes better with a little bit of sugar but is healthier without it

  • Using freshly grated and ground turmeric root is better than using turmeric powder. The latter is comparatively less potent due to it being exposed to heat or machine generated grinding procedure

  • For a glass of 220 ml milk, 1 inch of fresh turmeric root or 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder is ideal. The turmeric needs to be added to boiling milk but can be consumed either hot or cold

  • If you are using turmeric root then the milk needs to be strained before consumption

  • If you have a sore throat, add half a teaspoon of ghee to the hot golden milk to soothe your throat and reduce coughing

With all the facts about golden milk having been covered, don’t forget to indulge in this glass of good health every day. But to get most of your health expenses covered, all you need is a comprehensive and flexible health insurance plan like ManipalCigna’s Pro-Health Protect.


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