These are some pretty big claims: reducing inflammation, boosting energy, reducing heart disease risk and perhaps even preventing cancer?! Let me explain.
You’ve likely seen these stunning, beautiful BRIGHT yellow drinks that everyone is drinking in your Instagram & Facebook feeds. They are turmeric lattes. A turmeric latte?! Sounds gross, right? Wrong. When mixed with the right ingredients, it actually tastes really good.
I had experimented with the homemade drink a bit, and loved the taste, and how I felt after (a nice little zing of energy, sans caffeine), but found I needed quite a bit of time to make it.
Fast forward a few months later, and I find out that a friend of a friend, who I met at Coachella 3 years ago (random how life does this to you), founded Golden Chai, a caffeine-free, turmeric based chai mix powder, that you just mix with hot water or a hot nut milk and bam – your drink is ready!
I knew I needed to get my hands on it and give it a try, and ordered a month’s supply. I’m converted, and because the health benefits of turmeric are so amazing, I wanted to share it with you.
The active ingredient in turmeric is called circumin. Circumin is the real powerhouse here. Turmeric on its own is actually not very absorbable, but black pepper can increase the absorbability of it (which Golden Chai contains).
Inflammation in small amounts is healthy. It’s what helps heal a cut if you get one, or fight a flu if it comes on, but it’s the chronic inflammation that is the problem.
*Anything ending in “ITIS”: arthritis, colitis, bursitis, dermatitis, is an inflammatory condition.*
One study showed that ‘curcumin may have potential as a therapeutic agent in diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, arthritis, and chronic anterior uveitis, as well as certain types of cancer.’ The way it works is circumin inhibits a number of different molecules that play a role in inflammation.
When it comes to cancer, the results are very preliminary and require further research; however, more research is showing that some causes of cancer are inflammatory, leading us to believe an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle can help with prevention.
*From the Golden Chai website:
Turmeric is what Golden Chai is all about. Turmeric is what gives Golden Chai its distinctive bright color and delicious satisfying taste as well as its dizzying list of physical benefits.
Golden Chai contains a medicinal dose of this ancient herb. Ginseng spices up the flavor of Golden Chai while decresing stress and increasing your energy and immune response.
Ginger and turmeric go together like peas and carrots. Both sustain healthy digestive and metabolic health and add richness and complexity to the flavor of Golden Chai.
Plus, COCONUT MILK POWDER, BLACK PEPPER, VANILLA BEAN POWDER, COCONUT SUGAR, CAYENNE PEPPER, PINK HIMALAYAN SEA SALT
If you want to try it, the generous team behind Golden Chai would love to offer you a 10% discount, using the coupon code: GOLDENWELCOME. I think you’ll know what I’m raving about once you’ve tried it!
Golden Chai is the perfect addition to an already anti-inflammatory diet. If you’re experiencing any inflammatory conditions, or simply want to be as healthy as can be, it’s important to also remove inflammatory foods such as gluten, some forms of cow’s dairy, sugar, etc.