Today I got in from doing a blustery school run and really needed some warming up. This drink instantly sprang to mind. Firstly, it’s hot, secondly it’s ‘milky’, and thirdly even the spices are warming, mmm…
I came up with this lovely yellow concoction shortly after my diagnosis, as turmeric has some brilliant properties. It contains the active ingredient ‘curcumin’ – a complete bundle of awesomeness.
I could dance about curcumin! It’s is a powerful anti-inflammatory (and having autoimmunity I know my body is chronically inflamed). These anti-inflammatory properties also help to heal leaky gut. And, on top of all that, it even promotes the growth of good bacteria in your gut – win win win! It has also been shown to be effective at treating mild depression – another Hashimoto’s symptom I’d like to always live without!
It has many, many more health benefits too, I recommend you google them for the whole list (then you can join in with my turmeric dance too!).
The recipe contains black pepper because it has been shown to hugely increase the absorption of curcumin in our bodies. A source of fat it also important for the absorption of curcumin – hence the coconut oil!
Turmeric supplements (often in capsule form) have been shown to be not as effective as consuming turmeric in food – so let’s keep going with the recipes!
SUNSHINE IN A CUP!