Turmeric has been scientifically shown to have great health benefits like fighting inflammation, osteoarthritis, diabetes, and can also help fight heart disease and prevent and possibly treat cancer.
The primary active component of turmeric is called curcumin, this is what gives the spice its amazing yellow color. Curcumin is a natural antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory benefits, as well as having possible benefits related to slowing the aging process and preventing Alzheimer's disease.
Unfortunately, the curcumin on its own, doesn’t absorb well into the bloodstream. This is why you will see that in most recipes using turmeric, the addition of black pepper. There is a compound in black pepper called piperine that actually helps to make turmeric (curcumin) more bioavailable. So be sure to use black pepper anytime you're cooking with turmeric. You can also take turmeric supplements to reap the benefits, look to see if the supplement includes pepper and always make sure to buy the highest quality supplements you possibly can.
1. In a small pot, combine all ingredients and whisk together.
2. Heat on medium heat until the mixture starts to simmer, then turn off and remove from heat.
3. Give it another good whisk until it becomes frothy.
4. Serve warm.
5. For an iced latte, pour 1/4 of a glass full of cashew milk over ice, then fill the rest of the glass with the golden milk, once it has cooled off.
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