Videos of people pouring frothy, golden-hued lattes into stoneware mugs have found a cozy place on Instagram—but do the health benefits of turmeric (and those vibrant beverages) go beyond just creating a pretty picture?
If you aren't familiar, turmeric is the star of the show in your go-to golden milk, and people are sprinkling the spice on everything to tap into its anti-inflammatory properties. In the latest episode of You Versus Food, Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, RD breaks down all the benefits of the orange root and poses the question, "Are those buzzy lattes really all they're cracked up to be?"
On one hand, there is still much research to be done to determine how far-reaching the effects of the herb are. But on the other hand, the results of randomized controlled trials have been positive. "Takeaways were predominantly inconclusive, but turmeric does look promising for anti-inflammatory effects, and can even help relieve soreness after a hard workout," Lockwood Beckerman says.
"So crush those squats, and have a turmeric-infused meal afterward." Cook up an Indian-inspired veggie bowl for your post-workout meal (turmeric is one of the main ingredients in curry powder), or grab it in capsule form with supplements like UPGRAID, which combines organic, bioavailable turmeric, ashwagandha, ginger, and tart cherry to help promote a healthy inflammatory response and soothe muscle soreness.
Her final verdict on the powers of turmeric? You'll have to watch the video to find out! But let's just say her view on its benefits are solid gold.