People all over the world are sharing their new favorite drink, and many of them suffer from acid reflux or GERD.
What’s a Turmeric Coffee/Golden Milk Latte?
A cup of the most delicious, creamy gold-hued latte is taking the world by storm.
The gingery aroma is enough to make your mouth water and nose tingle with anticipation as soon as it fills up inside on inhale... But wait! What are those intriguing spices mixed into that perfect foam? They're not just any spice - they're turmeric from India. And then there's also these little black coffee beans which must be ground very finely indeed because each sip provides an unworldly rich flavor unlike anything else in this world!!
A frothy latte may sound like a pleasant way to wake up in the morning, but for people with acid reflux or GERD, it's something else entirely.
Previously thought to aggravate acid reflux and cause heartburn, turmeric is now well known as a potent inflammation-fighter; it's made headlines for its potential to fight cancer cells and ease arthritis pain. Coffee beans contain anti-inflammatory properties as well, making them a natural pair for turmeric.
And that's not all; this latte also contains gut-soothing elements like healthy fats from grass-fed butter or ghee, bone broth collagen peptides (a bonus if you make your own), and collagen protein if you need a quick pick-me-up after a dull day.
The trending golden milk latte with an espresso shot is the perfect pick me up. And you can easily mix up your own at home using our expert recipes including the one that doesn't have any coffee! It's also easy to find quality turmeric in supermarkets everywhere these days so order away
Turmeric coffee is a warm beverage from India, where turmeric has been used as both food and medicine for centuries. This drink doesn't always involve coffee; instead, you can find it cooked up with heated cow's milk or plant-based milk containing cinnamon, ginger to make is called "golden lattes."
A golden latte is usually made with black pepper to help the absorption of turmeric’s fat-soluble nutrients. The drink is said to have numerous health benefits, including improved digestion thanks to the presence of ginger and black pepper. While some golden milk drinkers swear by its medicinal properties, others are simply enjoying it for taste alone.
No matter your reasoning behind ordering a golden latte, you’re sure to appreciate the drink’s surprising fusion of sweet and spicy. “Golden milk is so rich in flavor with the warm spices—it doesn’t taste like coffee at all! It is almost more aromatic than anything else,” says registered dietitian-nutritionist Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD. “The turmeric imparts a rich yellow color and brings some of the spices with it.”
What is turmeric?
Turmeric, the golden spice used liberally as a colorant and peppery kick in Indian cuisine, has been touted as a digestive aid for centuries. “Turmeric is a powerful spice with many enzymes and antioxidants. In ancient times, turmeric was used in cooking to help preserve the food when refrigeration was not available,” Sass says.
Its beneficial anti-inflammatory compounds, specifically curcuminoids, or curcumin, have been found to fend off inflammation and keep the heart and brain healthy.
Scientists are also studying curcumin for its cancer-fighting abilities, specifically with regard to stopping breast cancer cell growth.
Turmeric is available fresh in root form or dried and ground into a powder. It’s most often used in savory dishes—think Indian yellow curry, roasted cauliflower hummus, and golden cashew sauce —but it’s also a welcome addition to sweet recipes.
Golden milk is just one of several ways you can add turmeric to your diet for added health benefits and healing properties.
Combining turmeric and coffee
Coffee lovers, don't worry! Turmeric researchers have found that the fat in some lattes could help your body absorb more curcumin. And both coffee and turmeric offer antioxidants which fight off free radicals - so you can enjoy them without sacrificing health benefits from this amazing spice. Along with helping reduce acid reflux and soothing the stomach.