4 Benefits That Decodes India’s Obsession With Haldi Doodh
- Aanchal Mathur
Updated : January 20, 2022 05:01 IST
Temember how the West went gaga over Turmeric Latte and how it started a meme fest in India!? Here's why.
Hadi doodh, turmeric latte or just turmeric milk, you can call It whatever you want but the fact is the world has finally woken up to the goodness of it! What our dadi-nani has always been telling us, is what experts and nutritionists too are promoting. Not just in India, haldi ka doodh has impressed people across the world, remember how the west went gaga over Turmeric Latte and how it started a meme fest in India!? The golden spice, turmeric is treasured for a host of health benefits. Besides having a potent antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, turmeric when coupled with milk is known to relieve our body from various health woes including treating cardiovascular problems, boosting immunity and metabolism. As per experts, this is because turmeric has a chemical compound called curcumin, which gets absorbed in the fat and tissues of our body easily through milk. It becomes sort of a smooth medium through which curcumin travels better to those fats and tissues facilitating its better absorption. But experts also suggest to not add more than a pinch of it since excess amount on a daily basis can lead to long-term health issues.
Here Are 4 more benefits of Haldi Doodh that led to its popularity world over!
1. Better Sleep
Turmeric milk is one if the best ways to induce good sleep. Turmeric is said to help you relax and lower anxiety levels to help with sleep. Its calming properties also help to aid digestion which allows the body to sleep more soundly.
2. Fastens Recovery From Injuries
A lot of people with physical injuries, sickness or surgery are suggested to drink haldi doodh at bedtime, thanks to its antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties! It is also known to be good for joint pain and arthritis.
3. Boost Immunity
A substance in turmeric called Lipopolysaccharide is known to be the reason behind turmeric’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal agents, that stimulates the human immune system.
4. Aids Digestion
Its major component curcumin helps boost digestion as it is known to trigger bile production. Increased secretion of bile juice helps facilitate smoother digestion through the tracts.
While turmeric milk is a great to consume daily, in case of any medical ailment you must consult an expert before adding to your regular diet. Excess turmeric can prove to be fatal in some cases, so remember moderation is the key!