What’s the Deal Minnesota? Golden Milk Is THAT Popular Here?
One of the most surprising "most Googled recipes" in SE Minnesota is not for tater-tot hot dish or green bean casserole. It's for Golden Milk. (Scroll for the recipe.)
What Is Golden Milk?
Golden Milk is what you get when you put milk together with turmeric (plus flavoring). Scroll down for a recipe. Turmeric reportedly has healing benefits, though Mayo Clinic says that's not 100% locked down yet.
Does the Turmeric In Golden Milk Work?
That's a good question. Mayo Clinic says yes and no.
"It's too early to declare turmeric a wonder drug. That's because limited data support the claimed health benefits of turmeric (providing some improvement in joint pain, anxiety, and depression, and decreasing triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein, or LDL or "bad," cholesterol0).
Research continues to explore what if any benefits can be gained from turmeric or curcumin. Also, turmeric comes with clear risks — some serious — including unintended drug interactions." (Mayo Clinic)
You Said Risks, What Kind of Risks Come with Turmeric?
According to the Mayo Clinic, higher doses of turmeric can cause nausea and diarrhea and prevent the absorption of iron, leading to anemia. Plus, it could increase the risk of bleeding.
How About A Golden Milk Recipe
Before you start any health regimen talk to your medical team, especially if you have cancer or Diabetes.
Golden Milk Recipe (from Mayo Clinic)
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 cup water
- 8 ounces milk or 'almond milk"
- 1 tablespoon edible cold-pressed almond oil
- 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of honey
Boil turmeric (shredded or grated) in water for about 8 minutes. Bring all ingredients to a boil except the honey. Remove from heat and add honey. Sip or drink as the temperature becomes comfortable.
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