Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Latte

This turmeric latte is not only delicious, but also anti-inflammatory thanks to the potent anti-oxidants in turmeric!

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Turmeric is best known for it's anti-inflammatory properties.

Curcumin is the active component in turmeric which acts as a powerful anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidants are needed to buffer free radicals which can otherwise cause cellular damage.

Curcumin also has anti-inflammatory properties because it blocks inflammatory pathways in the body. There are lots of conditions linked to increased inflammation such as arthritis, diabetes, obesity, depression and Alzheimer’s.

A turmeric latte is an easy way to enjoy these beneficial properties.

Recipe

Ingredients:

• 1 tbsp of fresh grated turmeric or 1 heaped tsp of turmeric powder

• 1 tsp of fresh grated ginger

• Pinch of ground black pepper

• 1 cinnamon stick

• 250 ml coconut milk or other milk (make sure it’s not a really low-fat or fat-free milk, as we need some fat for absorbing the curcumin, which is a fat-soluble compound)

Method:

• Bring the milk to the boil and turn off

• Add the spices and steep for 10 minutes

• Strain the liquid and if you like it hot, add the liquid back to the pan, bringing it to simmer

• Pour into a cup and enjoy!