Friday, April 4, 2008

Golden Milk

I have previously blogged and posted an article about the dangers of Ibuprofen and running. The dangers outweigh the benefit, but many runners continue to take there health for granted by taking these drugs before, during and after running. Well while surfing the net I found an alternative healthy option. It is said to work just as effective as these drugs. Not only does it have tremendous anti-inflammatory properties, but it is loaded with antioxidants and other phytonutrients. "Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic properties and is considered a blood purifier. Curcumin, found in turmeric, is an anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidant is a substance that has the ability to stabilize or neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals. An anti-oxidant may be a vitamin or mineral such as vitamin C or zinc. Free radicals are produced when cells convert oxygen to energy. A few free radicals are not dangerous, but too many can damage cell membranes, proteins and DNA. To get more information on free-radicals read this article. There’s a lot of research being done to see whether turmeric can be used to treat arthritis. Studies have also found that India, with its turmeric rich cuisine, has fewer cases of Alzheimer’s."
Turmeric is a root related to ginger and is often used in Indian curry dishes. It has a distinctive yellow color.

So all you runners go out and buy some organic turmeric and make some "Golden Milk". The recipe is as follows.

1 Cup soy milk or cow milk
1 tbs of turmeric
1 tbs of almond oil
1 tsp honey or to taste
dash nutmeg

In a small pot add soy milk, turmeric, almond oil, and nutmeg.
Bring mixture close to a boil. Then with a egg beater lightly whisk
until thoroughly blended together.
Pour into mug, add honey to taste.
I have been drinking it for a week, it seems to be helping; but the proof is in the pudding. Time will tell.
"Golden Milk" might just save you kidneys.

1 comment:

Pamela Ann said...

Hmmmm sounds good, but not as good as a biscuit (just kidding) I dont do the drug thing at all, but will that be good with cereal just becuase?