An Alternative to Coffee – A Turmeric Latte

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An Alternative to Coffee – A Turmeric Latte

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Apparently a Turmeric Latte is the must have drink in 2016.  In fact Google’s Food Trends report recently named tumeric as the breakout star ingredient of 2016, with internet searches for the yellow spice rising 56 per cent since last November, and a whopping 300% over the last five years.

Pedro Pina, Global Client Partner for Top Food Brands at Google, says: “We’re seeing an overall increase in searches for ‘functional foods’ – foods which provide benefits beyond satiety. With greater access to information, people are taking greater interest in understanding all the different ways in which ingredients impact their bodies.”

Turmeric’s meteoric rise is thanks to the abundance of purported health benefits associated with it. Having been used medicinally in South Asia for some 4,000 years, the rest of the world now wants a look in.

So How do you make a turmeric latte

There are all manner of thoughts on the best way to make a turmeric latte.

Most tend to keep it vegan and void cows milk, but some people like to have theirs with milk. Whichever way you go, you’ll find its hugely versatile, and always a vibrant cupful.

The Lincoln Pantry make our Turmeric Latte’s with all organic ingredients.

Here are some of the proposed benefits of using turmeric as a spice

  1. Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent.
  2. Turmeric is a natural liver detoxifier.
  3. Turmeric may prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.
  4. Turmeric is a potent natural anti-inflammatory.
  5. Turmeric is a natural painkiller
  6. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.
  7. Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression.
  8. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis..
  9. It speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.
  10. Turmeric may help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.