Winter Turmeric Milk: Why Include Haldi Doodh in Your Winter Diet

Winter Turmeric Milk: Why Include Haldi Doodh in Your Winter Diet

Talk about ‘gharelu nuska’ (home remedy) and the first thing we think of is haldi-doodh. Haldi-doodh, also known as turmeric milk or turmeric latte, has been a part of our daily lives since eternity. In fact, our mothers and grandmothers swear by haldi-doodh for all the common ailments – from coughs and colds to muscle aches and more. Have you ever wondered why? It’s because of haldi (or turmeric). Turmeric is enriched with anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that help prevent us from free radical damage. This is why turmeric has a constant position in traditional medical practice. In Ayurveda, haldi is known to create a balance between vata, pitta and kapha. But too much turmeric negatively affects our body. Therefore, it is always advisable to consult a nutritionist before adapting to lifestyle changes.

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Haldi doodh helps you stay warm in winter

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According to Ayurveda expert Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, “Turmeric contains a chemical compound called curcumin. This curcumin has the ability to be absorbed into the fats and tissues of our body, and that’s how it benefits the body.” Besides turmeric, milk in haldi-doodh also has a big role to play. It becomes a smooth medium through which “curcumin moves better and faster to the fats and tissues, facilitating its better absorption,” adds Dr. Gautam. In addition, haldi-doodh helps us keep warm, making it a perfect drink for the winters.

5 health benefits of including turmeric milk in winter diet:

1. Keeps you warm:

Drinking haldi-doodh in the winters will help you stay warm and fight the cold weather outside.

2. Boost immunity:

Both turmeric and milk contain several essential nutrients that help boost immunity and nourish us from within.

3. Avoid colds:

Haldi-doodh contains anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent damage from free radicals in our body that fight seasonal diseases including cough, cold, sore throat et al.

4. Relieves body aches:

Winter often brings with it muscle and joint pain. According to experts, turmeric milk helps treat joint and bone problems and relieve pain.

5. Promote skin health:

If you suffer from chapped lips and dry skin in the winter, then we have haldi-doodh for your rescue. Turmeric milk helps promote healthy skin and nourishes you from within.

(Also Read: Winter-Special: How To Make Masala Doodh (3 Easy Recipes))

We also give you a masala haldi doodh recipe that you can include in your diet. Click here for the recipe for masala haldi doodh.

Eat healthy, stay fit!

Disclaimer: This content, including advice, provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always contact a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not assume responsibility for this information.

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