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Why You Must Drink Golden Milk (Haldi Doodh) Every Day?

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo

Golden Milk is a traditional Indian drink that is made with turmeric, which gives it a yellow or golden color. Golden milk is also known as 'turmeric milk or haldi doodh'. To prepare golden milk, you will have to warm up the milk with pinch of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and some other spices. Many of these spices have anti-inflammatory or antioxidants properties that is really good for health. In this article, we will tell you about the benefits of golden milk and how to prepare it.

Drinking golden milk is another great way of adding the goodness of turmeric to your diet. It is one way you can get rid of many health issues and boost your immunity.

Importance of Golden Milk or Turmeric Milk or Haldi Doodh

The goodness of golden milk comes mainly from 'turmeric'. The milk is made by adding a few spices that add to the benefits. Turmeric or haldi is the most researched spice on the earth. The most important compound in it is curcumin - a powerful antioxidant.  The turmeric with milk is a known treatment for various health conditions like inflammation & joint pains,  liver issues, respiratory disorders, digestive ailments and also diabetes and cancer.

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Turmeric Milk Benefits

Helps in Fighting Inflammation & Joint Pain

The curcumin present in golden milk helps in fighting inflammation and joint pain. If have swelling or inflammation or pain in joints then you must start drinking turmeric milk regularly.  

Helps in Promoting Heart Health

Turmeric, cinnamon and ginger have been linked to reduced heart disease risk. The curcumin inhibits the release of cytokines that are compounds involved in inflammation. These cytokines are mainly associated with cardiovascular disease.

Could Prevent Cancer

Research proves that curcumin can cure or even prevent cancers of lung,  breast, ovaries, skin, brain, & digestive system.   Ginger in golden milk is another great spice that treats many health problems. This spice contains 6-gingerol that exhibits anticancer activity.

Helps in Diabetes Treatment

Curcumin can also lower the blood glucose levels, helping in diabetes treatment. The compound plays a role in preventing diabetes-related liver disorders too. In addition, curcumin has also been used in treating diabetic nephropathy as well as retinopathy.

Supports Weight Loss

The anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin in golden milk can also aid weight loss. This is because weight loss is often characterized by metabolic inflammation. People who want to reduce weight must drink turmeric with milk on regular basis.

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Improves Digestive Health

The turmeric with milk also improves digestion. It promotes fat digestion by increasing the bile production by 62 percent. Moreover, ginger in golden milk also helps here.

Other benefits of golden milk

  • Strengthen Bones

  • Treats Insomnia

  • Promotes Skin Health

  • Good for Brain health

How to Make Golden Milk or Turmeric Milk

It is very easy to make golden milk at home. All you need is -

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric

  • Half cup milk

  • Cinnamon powder

  • Ginger powder

  • Honey (optional)


Mix all the ingredients in a pan and boil it for 10 minutes on low flame. Pour the milk in a glass and add  a pinch of cinnamon in it. Your golden milk or turmeric milk is ready......

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