Healthy Turmeric Latte Recipe
April 23, 2018 at 2:45 PM
After attending a seminar on women's health in Melbourne last weekend I want to kick start this week talking about hormone balancing nutrients, starting with Turmeric.
Turmeric contains an active ingredient called curcumin has been shown to benefit us in a number of ways.
Why turmeric is good for you:
- Helps regulate the HPA Axis (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) AKA stress axis.
- Decreases inflammation - downregulates pro-inflammatory transcription factors
- Reduces oestrogen by blocking aromatase enzyme
- Aids in reducing heavy periods and period pain by reducing prostaglandins (a hormone that increases menstrual flow)
- Helps with endometriosis inflammation
- Boosts glutathione which plays a role in liver detoxification
Now before you ask, NO it does not cost you an arm and a leg. Turmeric is just like any other spice you might buy from the supermarket or vegetable store.
I didn't really like Turmeric when I first tried it, but since then I've learned a few tricks to make it rather enjoyable, starting with a "Turmeric Chia Latte" :)
1tbs coconut cream
Cracked pepper (optional)
Add turmeric, cinnamon, and coconut cream into a mug and mix with 50ml hot water. Mix into a smooth paste.
Froth almond milk in a milk frother (e.g.espresso machine) OR simply warm almond milk in the microwave for 50seconds before adding to the mug with the turmeric "paste". Top with cinnamon.
Curcumin form Turmeric is best absorbed with fat and cracked pepper.
Some people may benefit more from supplemental curcumin. Consult your qualified practitioner.
Kimberley is qualified nutritionist holding a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Exercise Sport Science from Massey University. She has developed a passion for whole food nutrition and uses a combination of evidence-based nutritional science and her own clinical and personal experience to offer solutions and guidance for a wide range of health goals.