The Turmeric Trend
The humble haldi doodh of childhood just got a fascinating makeover. Golden Milks and Turmeric Lattes have taken café culture by storm as the world wakes up to the benefits of this essential from the Indian kitchen. But what’s so wonderful about turmeric?
Getting to the root of it
Recently, Science has started to back up what Indian grandmothers have known for centuries— turmeric really does contain compounds with medicinal properties. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect on the system.
Why the milk?
Curcumin is fat soluble, so it makes sense to get your daily dose in a glass of high-fat dairy. If dairy is not to your taste, nut or oat milk with a dollop of honey makes a delicious substitute.
Free radicals are our bodies’ mischief-makers, constantly interacting with fatty acids, proteins and DNA to cause oxidative damage to our cells. They’re believed to be one of the main forces behind ageing and disease. Luckily turmeric is packed with antioxidants that shield our body from these free radicals. Curcumin delivers a one-two punch to free radicals. It blocks them directly and then triggers your body’s own natural antioxidant defences.
So how can I get more turmeric?
We’re serving up Iced Turmeric Lattes, Turmeric Mango Smoothies, Turmeric Tea and more treats that pack a powerful antioxidant punch to help you cool down and stay hydrated all summer long. And don’t forget to stop at ARQA to stock up on organic, stoneground turmeric on your next visit to Foodhall.