the Reads: Eats & Drinks

The Times Tip Number 2: I go for golden lattes

I know they’re trendy now but I’ve been drinking the healthistas’ latest frothy friend for years, having been introduced to it at the Ananda Spa in the Himalayas.

Made from turmeric, an important spice in Ayurvedic medicine (also trending BIG-TIME), and usually the oh so comforting coconut milk, turmeric curcumin, which has a variety of medicinal properties from settling upset stomachs and reducing bloating, to relieving muscle and joint pain. There’s also evidence of it helping to lower blood glucose levels and reversing insulin resistance, helping delay the onset of type 2 diabetes and even increasing overall memory function and helping protect against the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

A 2000% increase in bioavailability and absorption of curcumin occurs with a grinding of black pepper; even just a little pinch. I buy the Golden Grind brand, pre-blended with black pepper.