Almost anyone of us has experienced the sensation of fullness just before bedtime, due to a rich or heavy dinner. This sensation can lead to heartburn, gastric reflux or interrupted sleep.
There are a few natural ways of dealing with this situation. This article talks about the benefits of turmeric milk as an anti-inflammatory beverage. Drank before bedtime, it can reduce or eliminate heartburn and reflux during the night.
What is turmeric milk good for?
Turmeric milk is the equivalent of hot chocolate or warm milk in India, being consumed as a bedtime drink for over 5.000 years. This drink helps people get a good night sleep, but also promotes proper digestion.
This beverage’s health benefits come from the amazing properties in the ingredients. As an example, ginger is known to be a very powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient and it has been used for a long period of time to promote good digestion, and to prevent heartburn and nausea. Turmeric has the same anti-inflammatory potential, preventing the apparition of ulcers. Coconut milk is packed with antimicrobial properties that prevent an upset stomach and any digestive problems caused by bacteria. Black pepper helps with the absorption of the curcumin in the turmeric, while the honey is a natural sweetener featuring enzymes, minerals and vitamins, plus amino acids, all of them helping with the possible irritation of the digestive tract.
How to prepare this coconut-turmeric beverage
In order to make this magical milk, you will need:
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1-inch slice of ginger root
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups of coconut milk
Add all the ingredients together, without the honey, and mix them really well. Pour the mix into a saucepan and heat on low until the mix is boiling and bubbling. Reduce the heat and then let it stay for 5 minutes. Stir the ginger root, add as much honey as you want and then enjoy.
When choosing the honey, make sure it is 100% natural and sweet enough, yet not too sweet. Keep in mind that this beverage should be consumed warm, not boiling hot. While you might think that honey melts easier when your beverage is hot, keep in mind that you should not add it if the tea’s/milk’s temperature is over 40 degrees Celsius. A high temperature destroys the enzymes in the honey, as well as runining its health benefits.
Per all, this is a beverage that it’s easy to make. The taste of turmeric and the sweetness of honey mix well with the tasty, creamy texture of coconut milk. If you suffer from poor digestion, interrupted sleep, stomach problems, gastric reflux or heartburn, this is a beverage that you should try.