Jon Kabat Zinn, psychologist and author of multiple books on mindfulness said,
“For the most part, we eat with great automaticity, with little insight into its critical importance for us in sustaining life and also in sustaining health. “Nowadays we are getting bombarded with information on healthy eating and what to eat and what to drink and If you look at statistics, America suffers more from obesity and chronic diseases then ever.
One day eggs are not good for you, the next day’s eggs are good for you, sometimes all this information can be very confusing. I agree with Jon’s statement and having a glass of turmeric milk, that’s easy to prepare and full of nutrients, may just prove Jon Kabat Zinn wrong.
There is something said about warm milk. I’m sure you have heard or even had a glass of warm milk before bedtime to relax you. I ‘m not sure how effective warm milk is to help you sleep and all the research I have done did not produce any evidence that warm milk will make you fall asleep.
Sometimes you just have to believe in the relaxing and soothing power of a warm beverage to fall asleep.
If you’ve never had turmeric milk, you will be in for a pleasant surprise, both in regards to flavor and nutrition.
I wanted to learn more about the healing power of turmeric and here is the bottom line:
Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties and has a wide range of therapeutic effects.
Most of the studies on this herb are using turmeric extracts that contain mostly curcumin itself, with dosages usually exceeding 1 gram per day. It would be very difficult to reach these levels just using the turmeric spice in your foods. Therefore, if you want to experience the full health benefits, it is recommended to take a Turmeric supplement from Lyfe Botanicals that contains significant amounts of curcumin. Turmeric is a remarkable spice and should be a part of everyone’s daily vitamin stack.
Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. It helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains piperine… a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin. So in order to enhance absorption, I added the ground black pepper to the recipe.