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At this point, coffee is probably more popular than water for most of the USA. There's a study claiming 83% of the country cannot be without it. It is no surprise then that fads and trends emerge within the market before quickly fading away.
The latest trendy latte love is adding a shot of turmeric or cinnamon to your morning cup of joe. However, there are more than a few reasons why this one might be here to stay.
Read on to find out more about why you should be adding Turmeric to your own cups of coffee or your latte.
The word superfood gets bandied around a lot, and it does not really mean anything. It is an unregulated, unsubstantiated claim largely used by marketing companies.
If any food or spice deserves the title, turmeric is certainly it. It is packed to bursting with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties owing to the large concentration of curcumin found in the plant  .
Anyway, here are a few benefits:
It also boosts your immune system. The recent scientific backing is in agreement with ayurvedic and traditional medicines that have treasured the miracle plant as a cure-all for well over 2,000 years, so it has to be doing something right? Additionally, we did research and picked out the best turmeric supplements on the market.
The latest trend and major benefit of turmeric coffee are in its use as a weight-loss aid. It is being touted as the latest miracle pill. Both coffee and turmeric are known to increase your resting metabolic rate . This can help you burn more fat while at rest.
Before you start downing a turmeric coffee latte and waiting for the magic to happen you should know coffee's weight loss benefits are much more pronounced if you are also exercising. It should also be noted that while turmeric’s many health benefits are well documented its use as a weight-loss aid is less so. But if you're not a fan of turmeric, you can try broccoli coffee or vegan bulletproof coffee for similar results instead.
Side effects from those who use turmeric in their food or as medicine are rare, with only a few reporting cases of nausea or an upset stomach and usually from taking incredibly large amounts.
There are reports of it producing an irregular heartbeat but only in someone who was taking over 1500 mg a day.
The real risk of side effects will likely stem more from the coffee. It is well known as a stimulant and can cause jitters, headaches, nausea, insomnia, and an increased heart rate among those who are sensitive to caffeine.
Given how easy and cheap turmeric is to come across even in your local grocery store, you’re probably thinking about giving it a try.
Well here is my favorite vegan turmeric and coffee latte recipe that will have you instantly addicted with its ingredients.
For those sensitive to coffee but who still want to enjoy the good anti-inflammatory benefits of curcumin, never fear, golden milk was the hot beverage that inspired the trend.
Here is a caffeine-free vegan alternative recipe just for you:
Mix them all in a saucepan and heat over medium to high heat taking care not to let it boil. This should only take about 5 mins in total. When hot, serve and enjoy.
Given the recorded good health benefits and the incredibly complementary flavor profile, I see no reason why not to add turmeric to your morning coffee. I have to admit I was skeptical at first but I’ve learned to love the taste.
It adds no total time to the prep. One teaspoon is enough for one cup of coffee. You can follow a recipe from above or find your own favorite, but I assure you, you will not want to look back.
Are you turmeric and coffee convert? Let us know how you take your cup in the comments below.