The Secret to Optimising the Benefits of Your Turmeric Latte

By now you've probably heard about the golden Turmeric Latte, the new kid on the latte block, here's how to unlock it's incredible benefits. 

Exactly what is it about Turmeric that makes it so good for us? Why life-changing and why a super herb?

Let's investigate, after all if you're going to stain your life yellow best to know what your getting into before jumping onto the anti-inflammatory band wagon. 

Flying solo won't cut it. 

Interestingly, turmeric alone randomly sprinkled on food, or consumed alone won't actually have much effect, as the availability of the key nutrients and compounds will be low if at all. Turmeric is incredibly fibrous being a rhizome or root. Therefore the body is likely to flush up to 95% of it straight through! But never fear there is a secret formula built into our Turmeric Lattes, that ensures your body is absorbing the Turmeric and using it to benefit your body. 

The equation below sums up simply the secret to a good Golden Latte and how to reap the golden benefits of turmeric.

Turmeric + pepper + fat = bioavailability. 

Which pepper is best you ask, actually there is only one and that is black pepper. 

Black pepper contains a key compound called piperine which increases the bioavailability of turmeric by 2000%, it does this by slowing the metabolisation of the curcumin. 

Why do we need to do this? Otherwise you will miss the benefits of turmeric as it metabolises too quickly in your liver and intestinal wall.

Why the fat? Turmeric's nutrients are fat soluble, so it must be paired with some fats for your body to use the nutrients. Think of it as a gateway through into your body. This is why most Golden Lattes are made with Coconut Mylk as it contains high levels of healthy fats. 

Now we know every time turmeric is on the table, remember the formula -

Turmeric + pepper + fat = bioavailability. 

Keeping this formula in mind we blended in black pepper and coconut milk powder into our Turmeric Latte blend to ensure the turmeric has a high level of bioavailability and the best chance to deliver its golden benefits to your body. 

Exactly what benefits can you expect from your golden latte?

Everybody is different, however curcumin has been found to be one of the best natural anti-inflammatory ingredients available.

The golden hero of our signature gold blend Turmeric Latte blend has been shown to be; 

  • anti-microbial
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-carcinogenic and
  • antioxidant

The Curcumoids is the curcumin compounds and at 5% is about as high as it gets in it's natural raw state. Curcumin is the plant phenol found in Turmeric that contains some serious nutritional value. Turmeric also contains a volatile oil that gives it it's colour and aroma.

It's the plant phenols and the oil that is bioavailable when taken with piperine from black pepper and made soluble by fats. These two elements of turmeric exerts a huge effect on the body making it a super herb for everyday wellness.

Ancient health benefits of Turmeric.

Based on Ayurvedic principles in India Turmeric Lattes are called "Haldi ka Doodh" and are mostly made with cow's milk. Interestingly the lactose in cow's milk is quite opposite in flavour to that of Turmeric, so to keep your Turmeric Latte tasting deliciously golden, choose lactose free or a creamy coconut milk.

The benefits of Turmeric have been know within Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years and they are traditionally given for any number of ailments, including stomach pain, general cold and flu, joint pain and arthritis, cancer prevention, liver detox, insomnia, weight loss (due to it's ability to break down fats), headaches and more!

Stay tuned to our blog for more awesome information and benefits of our golden child Turmeric. 

At Zandi Organics we value self-care and nourishment to experience the luxury of wellness from within whether you are on the run or cuddled up somewhere cozy.  Our blends help you feel loved, cared for and powerful. 

This article is for informational purposes only, and is not meant to offer medical advice.