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Benefits of Golden Milk

I am sure I've talked about Golden Milk before in the newsletter, or at least featured it as a recipe, but some of us can't get enough of it here at the Co-op! Plus, for those that love the Chai Spice from Chai-Wallah that we carry, we now have it with Turmeric root! A mug of this hot golden goodness warms me up and sooths tension in the first sip.

While new-ish to many of us, the origins of golden milk can be traced back to ancient India, where it was (and still is) used in ayurvedic medicine to help with insomnia, coughs, and colds.

1. It may ease achy joints.

Inflammation is a major contributing factor in the joint pain associated with arthritis.

2. It may improve digestion and gut health.

Sipping on a mug of warm golden milk just sounds soothing—and it probably is. Research reveals that curcumin possesses anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties that make it beneficial for overall digestive and gut health.

3. It may boost your mood.

4. It may improve heart health.

Curcumin and turmeric have been shown to protect your heart in numerous ways like improving endothelial function and reducing inflammation and free-radical damage.

5. It may boost immunity.

Curcumin's anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties all work together to bolster the immune system—which may lend legitimacy to the ancient ayurvedic practice of using golden milk to help treat coughs and colds.

It's delicious. At least I think so!!

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