The health benefits of turmeric have become better known in recent years with both turmeric tea and turmic chai latte helping in a range of benefits that can help boost longevity and help with a range of major health benefits.
We know that long life expectancy can be attributed to healthy eating, but the ongoing research into the benefits of turmeric are becoming increasingly popular. The range of advantages continue to grow, including overall boost to immunity from turmeric, cures for baldness, erectile disfunction, high blood pressure and providing added value to those using turmeric in its various forms – teas, chai lattes and others.
Numerous studies have suggested that turmeric lattes have broad anti-inflammatory and other anti-cancer benefits.
One island nation hailed for having one of the world’s longest average life span of a staggering 81.2 years are big fans of turmeric drinks in their various forms as those living in Okinawa are said to be heavy consumers of hot beverages that may well play a key role in their longevity.
Turmeric and curcumin are known to help with reducing cardiovascular complications, to prevent and treat cancers and help prevent type 2 diabetes.
Turmeric & Arthritis
Turmeric tea has long been known for its strong anti-inflammatory properties which can assist with arthritis by easing inflammation and swelling.
One study found that an active compound in turmeric, called curcumin, was effective in reducing pain in patients with osteoarthritis and turmeric’s health benefits have exploded with a multitude of products and pills relating to those suffering from arthritis.
Turmeric & Alzeimers
The benefits of turmeric chai latte and turmeric drinks in helping offset Alzeimers is also an issue occupying increasing attention from researchers.
Although we are yet to fully understand the background to Alzheimer’s disease it appears that curcumin may help prevent it and some research shows that turmeric can reduce the synaptic marker loss and the accumulation of amyloids linked to Alzheimer’s development.
Turmeric & Cancer
Turmeric tea’s and turmeric chai latte contains many medicinal properties, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and there is some research indicating that those properites could contribute to cancer prevention. The National Cancer Institute has recognized curcumin as an effective anticarcinogen, or substance that helps prevent cancer, which is a major step towards ‘legitimizing’ turmeric as a health giving compound.
Turmeric & Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic condition that causes ulcers in the lower end of the gastrointestinal tract and research indicates that remission might be obtainable by using turmeric.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, a study found that UC patients in remission had significantly lower relapse rates if they consumed turmeric.
Making Turmeric Chai Latte
Turmeric chai latte is an ideal way of obtaining the benefits of turmeric and curcumin and can be made in many ways. The staple ingredients are turmeric and some type of milk, however they are sweetened with honey or other sweeteneres and they can also include other spices, including ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, and more.
The ingredients in turmeric, ranging from folic acid and phosphorous to magnesium and potassium mean that the drinks via which you can obtain the benefits are equally wide. But having a chai turmeric latte is perhaps one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to receive the benefits from this amazing natural ingredient.