Golden Turmeric Milk, or Haldi Doodh, is a powerful Ayurvedic Indian drink with medicinal properties. Drinking this is an excellent way to include the ‘King of Spices’ in your diet. Turmeric has many fabulous effects on our biochemistry and our health. One that we are especially excited about is its ability to modulate our genetic expression by changing levels of DNA methylation. In fact, that’s one of the ways it exerts its powerful effects.
Methylation, including DNA methylation is a foundational biochemical process. But when we have too much methylation, or methylation happening in the wrong place, it can lead to disease. Turmeric’s constituent, curcumin, can reverse excess or erroneous methylation marks on our DNA, like the ‘clean-up crew’ for life’s inevitable biochemical messes. This activity is how curcumin can counteract inflammation-based diseases, neurological disorders, and even cancer.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
- 1 1/2 cups plant milk (coconut, almond or hemp)
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp honey or stevia to taste
- 1/4 tsp black pepper (reduce it to a pinch if you prefer less spicy, but don’t leave it out! It is necessary for absorption of the turmeric)
- Combine all ingredients in a pan and bring to a simmer.
- Turn off the heat and let sit for 5 minutes for the spices to mellow and combine.
- Enjoy while still warm.
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