Sleep and inflammation are partners in sickness and in health with stress being the fuel added to this fiery relationship. Inflammation is important as, it is how your body protects itself when you’re sick or injured.Less sleep and chronic stress can flare up the inflammation and cause health issues.
Turmeric (Curcumalong) or Haridra is antibiotic and anti inflammatory in nature. Thanks to it’s most active chemical compound Curcumin. It has been used in ayurvedic medicine for centuries and modern medicine confirms its broad range of health benefits.
Turmeric due to curcuminworks its power in all systems of your body especially in your gut microbiome which happens to be the driving force of your immune system and health, also the root where inflammation triggers.
Curcumin needs to be absorbed into fat and tissues to help one relieve stress, inflammation and promote sleep. Milk is one such medium by which curcumin travels to the fats and tissues faster making it’s absorption smoother.
If you are looking for ways to relax, unwind, and improve your sleep or if you simply like the idea of a warm, tasty beverage with an added benefit of becoming your daily energy drink then this Relaxing night time milk should be a wonderful addition to your night time routine. We are talking about nothing but our own Desi Energy Drink- Haldidoodh or turmeric Milk.
Inflammation- The Body’s Internal Flame
Inflammation is a vital mechanism of your immune system. It is how your body sends a message to the immune defense system to heal and repair damaged or injured tissues as well as defend your body against the entry of foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria. Inflammation usually disappears when the illness goes away or the injury heals. But sometimes inflammation sticks around, like when you’re constantly stressed or you eat inflammatory foods. Your body goes on the defense and the it’s stays in an inflammed condition. This is called chronic inflammation which triggers various health problems.
Sleep and Inflammation Are’ Partners In Crime’
You might have noticed how a good nights sleep can bring in a smile to your face right away you wake up making you feel refreshed and more energized for the day. And how poor sleep leaves you cranky and grumpy the whole day. The right amount of restful quality sleep is required for a healthy functioning of your overall mental and physical health. Sleep and inflammation are partners in crime. The are in together in sickness and in health. Poor sleep or loss of it even for a few short hours during the night can prompt or flare up your inflammation and can cause heart diseases or auto immune diseases in you. Add to this modern life trouble maker – stress. Stress worsens the condition. Quality sleep has the power to heal your body internally scares away the stress and puts out the chronic inflammation threatening your health.
The Golden Milk–To Calm The Inflammed System
Touted as one of the most potent and powerful spices used in Indian cooking, turmeric is also a storehouse of healthy properties, a desi energy drink recommended by our grannies as a remedy for almost all possible ailments. It helps in faster recovery, boosts immunity, balances hormones. To reap the benefits the right amount of haldi is required.
Just a pinch is needed to your glass of warm milk. With some jaggery for taste. For those who are lactose intolerant go for almond, coconut or soymilk. Good quality milk is very important to procure the maximum benefit of Turmeric or Curcumin. To make curcumin bioavailable to your body is quite tricky to reap it’s benefit as it quickly metabolizes. Milk is one such effective medium after MCT oil that allows to curcumin in turmeric to be absorbed by the fat in the body. It produces the amino acid tryptophan that promotes good night’s sleep. The anti inflammatory property of Turmeric efficiently soothes the immune system and has the power to cure chronic inflammation.Curcumin can effectively cross to the gut system and work wonders for your gut health thus ensuring good health and longevity.
To Sum Up
Turmeric Milk has endless amount of health benefits. Curcumin the active compound found in turmeric roots blocks the production of inflammatory cells that results in chronic inflammation. Turmeric milk promotes good sleep, improves your cognitive power, boosts your immunity and ensures your overall wellbeing and longevity.