It’s been argued that turmeric is the most effective nutritional supplement around. It has major benefits for your body and brain thanks to the active ingredient, curcumin. Curcumin is a superhero when it comes to its anti-inflammatory capabilities.

 

What’s all the hype around anti-inflammation you ask?

 

Well, inflammation is actually a good thing. It helps your body fight foreign invaders and also helps repair damage. According to Healthline, without it pathogens like bacteria could easily take over your body…and…well…you would be saying sayonara! This short-term inflammation is good for the body, but the problem is chronic, low-level inflammation. Scientists are now seeing that it is part of the puzzle in Western diseases like heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, and Alzheimer’s.

 

So, fighting this low-level inflammation that is so prevalent can help prevent, and in some cases treat, these types of diseases.

 

golden latte

 

Dosing up on curcumin in supplement form and in your diet (as long as it is consumed with black pepper so you can absorb it) can be as powerful as some anti-inflammatory drugs without the harsh side effects.

Try this delicious Golden Mylk Latte as a special caffeine free (if you want), anti-inflammatory afternoon treat!

 

iced tumeric latte

 

What you need:

  • 1 cup cups vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of black pepper (helps you absorb the curcumin!)

 

In a small pot over the stove, whisk all ingredients together on medium heat until smooth and hot. You can also let the mixture cool and pour over ice for a chilled treat.  And if you're in need of a pick-up, try it with a shot of your favorite coffee. Happy sipping!