It’s been a long evening of performing and you come home feeling vocally tired and want to unwind.
Golden Milk may be just the thing for you. Not only does it have a name fit for a diva, but this incredible drink has some exceptional health benefits, especially when you drink it in the evening.
The main ingredient is the powerful spice tumeric, which has been used in ayurvedic medicine for centuries. The main compound of turmeric is curcumin, a polyphenol, has the potential to create more than 150 therapeutic activities. It’s non-toxic, antiseptic and natural.
It also has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.
That already sounds like just what your poor tired and inflamed vocal folds are asking for.
But there’s more! You can boost the bio-availability of curcumin by pairing it with black pepper. The piperine in black pepper allows for an increase in absorption of curcumin by 2000%. That means way more anti-inflammatory action in your bloodsteam.
More benefits of turmeric:
– Boosts memory and brain function
– Improves insulin sensitivity
– Aids a healthy digestive system
– Detoxifies the liver
– Helps maintain cholesterol levels
– Strengthens the immune system
– Help with stress management
– Help speed post-exercise muscle recovery
How to make Golden Milk:
First make a turmeric paste separately by following these instructions:
Mix all the ingredients together in a small cooking pot, stirring them over a medium heat until the mixture becomes a thick paste. Let the mixture cool and store in a jar in the fridge.
Next, make the Golden Milk by adding ingredients and some of the turmeric paste:
Mix all the ingredients together in a cooking pot on a medium heat except the honey, do not let boil. Add the honey to taste.
Drink Golden Milk every night before you go to bed to really see the health benefits. This may be especially beneficial if you are rehabilitating a vocal injury.
At the very least drinking Golden Milk once a week alongside a healthy and balanced diet should also improve your overall health and keep down any voice-use related inflammation.
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