CAN DRINKING GOLDEN LATTES HELP YOU BURN FAT?
As far as dairy-free drinks go, the wellness brands have milked the options this year. There’s been coconut, almond, hazelnut and the most famous, soy. And the love of alternative lait isn’t slowing down. If you haven’t tried a golden latte yet, where have you been?
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Turmeric lattes AKA Golden Mylk (£3.95), is an organic, Ayurvedic coconut beverage harnessing the power and flavour of that golden spice. Let us decode that for you.
Its main active ingredient, curcumin, is packed full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. This is thought to improve brain function, prevent cancer, treat arthritis and help regenerate the liver. But the best bit. It’s also thought to do to fat what Burpees do to your butt – blast it.
In fact, there’s more than 4,600 published research articles on the health benefits of the spice.
Our cousins across the pond at Women’s Health US have been investigating…
Studies have shown that the compound inhibits a number of molecules that play a role in inflammation in the body, and other studies have shown that inflammation has been linked to metabolic diseases, like obesity.
As we’ve become more intrigued by the relationship between inflammation and obesity, turmeric emerged as a seemingly magical solution to our weight-loss struggles.
The problem is: We don’t have the science to officially say that it is—yet. “All of the research on turmeric or curcumin and its effect on weight loss has been done on rodents, not humans,” says registered dietitian and certified strength and conditioning specialist Alissa Rumsey, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
“And while there are some studies that show adding turmeric to your diet may help control inflammation, the amounts used in those studies are much, much higher than the amount you’d ever use in a drink or dish,” she says.
So, if you want some anti-inflammatory deliciousness order away, but don’t expect miracles!