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Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Latte

Curcumin, found in turmeric, is a great anti-inflammatory rivalling some prescription drugs. Try this healthy, warming turmeric latte recipe

Chronic inflammation in the body has been linked to almost all of the Western diseases, including “heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions.” (source) Cutting down our chronic inflammation can play a big role in minimizing our risk for these diseases. Turmeric, particularly the compound “curcumin” found in turmeric, has been shown to do just that. In fact, curcumin’s anti-inflammatory effects seem to be almost as effective as some prescription anti-inflammatory drugs. 

Another powerful benefit of curcumin is its antioxidant properties. We know that antioxidants are key in fighting back against free radicals which cause oxidative damage to our cells, damage which will eventually lead to aging and disease. In our modern world, and especially if you live in a big city, free radicals are difficult to avoid. We can take in free radicals through the food we eat and the air we breathe so the more antioxidants we can slip into our system to combat the damage these might cause, the better! 

Curcumin also boosts our brain health, and we are all about brain health here at AGEIST. Curcumin increases a growth hormone in our brain called BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons in the brain. Studies have linked decreased levels of BDNF in our brain to brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and depression. (source)

Needless to say, the health benefits of turmeric are immense. However, turmeric is not easily absorbed by the body. To increase the bioavailability of curcumin in turmeric, take turmeric with fresh cracked black pepper and a source of fat. 

Ingredients
– 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
– 1 pinch black pepper
– ¼ tsp ceylon cinnamon
– ⅛ tsp ground cloves
– ½ tablespoon honey
– ¼ teaspoon vanilla
– 1 cup milk of choice

Method
– Add all ingredients to a small saucepot and stir until combined and warmed. 
– Serve in your favorite mug and enjoy!

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The ideas expressed here are solely the opinions of the author and are not researched or verified by AGEIST LLC, or anyone associated with AGEIST LLC. This material should not be construed as medical advice or recommendation, it is for informational use only. We encourage all readers to discuss with your qualified practitioners the relevance of the application of any of these ideas to your life. The recommendations contained herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should always consult your physician or other qualified health provider before starting any new treatment or stopping any treatment that has been prescribed for you by your physician or other qualified health provider. Please call your doctor or 911 immediately if you think you may have a medical or psychiatric emergency.

Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.

 

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