While autumn means golden and red trees, trips to the forest to meet nature and the opportunity to enjoy the sun before a long winter, this time of year is also necessarily accompanied by a significant downside - a large number of colds. How not to get sick and what to use to strengthen immunity? The Matchaer team has researched and selected a recipe for you to give your cold a "preventive strike".
Structure of the article:
why turmeric is useful
how to use curcumin
recipe: Turmeric Matcha Latte
We write a lot about the benefits of matcha (link to the article on the benefits of matcha), but we found a way to make it even more powerful: meet Turmeric Matcha Latte or Turmeric Matcha Latte.
Why is turmeric useful?
The active ingredient of turmeric - "curcumin" - has high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It has long been used to treat local wounds and injuries, relieving pain and reducing inflammation. Curcumin can boost your overall immunity by blocking harmful free radicals - the same effect that matcha has, with the L-theanine (add link to article on L-theanine) it contains.
Turmeric is also used to treat gastrointestinal problems such as indigestion and bloating, and is truly a superfood that can work wonders when used properly.
Curcumin, which is found in turmeric, improves the endothelial function of the heart, which is responsible for regulating blood pressure, blood clotting and other important functions of the heart. Curcumin has been shown to stop the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol and also prevent cholesterol from being deposited on artery walls.
Curcumin has a unique chemical structure that is very effective at neutralizing harmful free radicals in the body. In addition, it has been proven that curcumin enhances the action of antioxidant enzymes in the body, which significantly strengthens the body's innate defense system.
By the way, we have already written about the antioxidant properties of matcha, which help prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease, autoimmune disorders, heart problems, cataracts, and aging. Read more in the article Antioxidants in matcha tea
The combination of turmeric and matcha will offer you an absolutely powerful double dose of antioxidants that will not only strengthen weakened immunity, but also help prevent the onset of chronic diseases.
How to use curcumin?
By itself, curcumin is not absorbed by the body, and most of it is excreted without adding any value to our health. That is why it is necessary to use it with products that will help it to be absorbed:
with vegetable oils
with fat milk (e.g. coconut)
with matcha on vegetable milk
Turmeric matcha latte: recipe (spicy!)
Turmeric Matcha Latte Ingredients:
2 grams of matcha
2 grams of turmeric
a pinch of black pepper - contributes to the activation of turmeric
cinnamon - for taste and assimilation
water 80 degrees
almond or coconut milk (higher fat)
coconut oil (optional, because it adds fat, which activates curcumin more)
sweetener - coconut sugar, agave syrup or honey
Prepare 2 g of Tsundoku or Saemidori matcha in 30 g of warm water
We heat the milk to 80 degrees. If desired, whip the foam using a cappuccino maker
Add matcha to milk
Add turmeric, a little cinnamon and black pepper
Let's enjoy the maximum benefit from the drink!