Why? Well, specifically, turmeric, the spice that is used in curry, has a valuable compound called curcumin which is a powerful anti-inflammatory and a strong antioxidant. An anti-inflammatory is good for you because it is generally believed that low-level inflammation is at the heart of most diseases and conditions so to keep it in control is a great defense. And antioxidant, of course, is a defender against oxidative damage which is behind aging and disease.
To have both defenses so powerful together in one package makes Turmeric magic.
My version? I mixed coconut milk because of its healthy fats and acids which actually make the drink even more antibacterial and antiviral, along with ginger and cinnamon, both additional anti-inflammatories, and tasty maple syrup for sweetening. And black pepper, because curcumin is hard to absorb without it, so don’t forget it.
makes two cups
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1-2 tsp Turmeric (more means more yellow)
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of black pepper
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