Golden Chai 270g - turmeric infusion in coconut milk warming spices and green tea | discontinued
Jarrow Formulas Golden Chai is a contemporary vegan version of traditional chai tea, combined with Golden Milk, the classic Indian home recipe enjoyed for centuries.
Jarrow Formulas Golden Chai is a mixable powder in a base of coconut milk and almond flour plus organic turmeric, traditional chai tea spices, tea extract and a hint of black pepper.
Golden Chai invigorates the senses even as its spices warm the digestive system.
A Golden Tradition
In Asia, turmeric has been used traditionally by many cultures throughout the region for almost 4,000 years. Native to the southwest portion of the Asian continent, turmeric root spice has been used in a variety of foods to help promote general health. In India, a long-established evening drink prepared from the yellow turmeric root and other spices is known as “golden milk.” It is used to warm the digestive system and soothe the body prior to going to bed.
While golden turmeric drink recipes originated in India, the benefits of turmeric are well-known in both Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and are associated with the health of the liver, skin, digestive tract, lung, joint, and muscle tissues.
The Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is one of the world’s most well-documented spices; it not only has been used traditionally for thousands of years to promote general health but also appears prominently in thousands of scientific studies.
Antioxidant & Detoxification
The key bioactive constituents found in turmeric are three kinds of curcuminoids, curcumin, demethoxyl-curcumin, and bisdemethoxyl-curcumin. All three components are structurally similar, although curcumin seems to be the most effective constituent.
Curcuminoids (i.e., generally the three major forms taken together) exhibit strong antioxidant activity, enhance cellular resistance to oxidative stress and provide antioxidant protection against DNA damage. Curcuminoids also enhance the body’s natural antioxidant glutathione levels that, in turn, aid the liver in detoxification. Turmeric has been found to have hepatoprotective (i.e., liver-protective) properties.
Turmeric also contains numerous water soluble compounds other than the liquid stable curcuminoids. These water stable components also have powerful antioxidant and related effects.
In research on people with suboptimal joint function, curcuminoids have been found to be useful for promoting a healthy inflammatory response while promoting comfort and flexibility. In a double-blind study, curcuminoids were found to be superior to placebo or other study compounds in supporting a healthy post-surgical inflammatory response.
Constituents of turmeric also exert several protective effects on the gastrointestinal tract, most likely via its antioxidant activity.
A double-blind trial found turmeric helpful for people with indigestion and effective in animal research in promoting healthy digestive function. Along with turmeric, the other “golden” spices of ginger, cinnamon and black pepper are helpful in digestion and support blood sugar metabolism.
Jarrow Formulas’ Golden Milk and Golden Tea
Jarrow Formulas’ Golden Milk and Golden Tea (vegan) are nourishing and delicious turmeric drink mixes that have been formulated in the spirit of traditional warming Ayurvedic beverages.
Turmeric Infusion: Golden Milk with Whey Protein
Jarrow Formulas’ Golden Milk is a contemporary adaptation of the classic Indian home recipe of turmeric, milk, tea and spices used for centuries to promote health. It is a mixable powder of delicious grass fed whey protein concentrate plus milk protein concentrate and coconut milk seasoned with organic turmeric, cinnamon, organic ginger root and a hint of black pepper.
The whey protein in Jarrow Formulas’ Golden Milk formula provides a protein source that includes a complete amino acid profile as well as other beneficial factors such as alpha-lactalbumin, beta-lactoglobulin, glycomacropeptide, lactoferrin, serum albumin, lysozyme, and immunoglobulins A, G, and M. Whey protein tends to provide a higher concentration of essential amino acids than other protein sources. Typically, about 25% of the amino acids in whey are branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). BCAAs are readily oxidized as an energy source during and after stress and exercise.
A Vegan Alternative: Golden Tea
Jarrow Formulas’ Golden Tea is a vegetarian/vegan contemporary version of Golden Milk. It is a mixable powder in an almond flour and coconut milk base plus organic turmeric, cinnamon, organic ginger root and black pepper.
Coconut milk brings its own health benefits, in part because it supplies lauric acid. In fact, lauric acid makes up about 50 percent of the fat found in coconut milk. MCTs, found in coconut milk, are a source of fuel (i.e. calories) that is efficiently absorbed and metabolized in adults.
By this time of year, it has become warm enough to spend more time in our gardens. We don't just spend time gardening, but will want to dine here, too. And possibly prepare food on the BBQ or at least prepare a food buffet on holidays such as Kings Day. Unfortunately, a festive meal especially during warm weather is almost automatically associated with stomach bugs.
For elderly persons, the cause of food poisoning is mostly different. They have frequently been raised in a time of food scarcity and are less prone to discard food that is past its expiration date. Or as happening during the current lockdown, they will want to go grocery shopping as little as possible, so they may be eating food that would have been discarded otherwise. However, at their age, they will become sick more easily due to reduced immunity than a young person who has less qualms about throwing out spoiled food.
Foodborne illness, more commonly referred to as food poisoning, is the result of eating contaminated, spoiled, or toxic food. The most common symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Although it’s quite uncomfortable, food poisoning isn’t unusual. According to reliable data 1 in 6 persons will contract some form of food poisoning every year.
Food poisoning symptoms
If you have food poisoning, chances are it won’t go undetected. Symptoms can vary depending on the source of the infection. The length of time it takes for symptoms to appear also depends on the source of the infection, but it can range from as little as 1 hour to as long as 28 days. Common cases of food poisoning will typically include at least three of the following symptoms:
Why celebrating life with food is important for our health
Especially in the darkest months of the year, there seems to be an endless amount of celebrations.
No matter what is always a common theme: food is the main attraction! In fact, the focus society currently places on food has caused us to associate certain foods with holidays, past events and special times. When we sink our teeth into such foods, it can bring back memories we hold close and take us back to a time we enjoyed. Food is much more powerful than we think!
From catching up for coffee, relaxing over brunch, indulging in a long lunch or bonding at a BBQ, it’s hard to imagine getting together without the company of food. Food is something we all have in common, we all must eat, most of us find food pleasurable and trying new foods or cafes is a new experience we can share with others.
Symptoms and natural treatments of indigestionIndigestion or heartburn can happen when your body has trouble digesting food. Anyone can get it on occasion, or it can be an ongoing problem. Heartburn is especially prominent in December with so many holidays accompanied with delicious foods, that prompt us to overindulge.
While acid reflux is a common phenomenon, not all symptoms of it, are very obvious.
When heartburn happens, for instance due to smoking, alcohol, medication, carbonated drinks or some foods that are difficult to process (spices, fats, acids, fiber) may cause a valve-like stomach muscle to loosen, allowing stomach acid to backwash into the esophagus. This exposes sensitive tissue in the chest to stomach acids, causing painful symptoms.
Common symptoms of reflux are a burning feeling in your chest or stomach, burping, bloating, gurgling stomach, acid reflux, heartburn, nausea or even vomiting.
Problems in your GI tract or other health issues also can cause indigestion. These include:
- acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux (GER), or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): A reaction to food and drink where contents come back up from your stomach. The acid can come up into your esophagus, the tube-like organ connecting your mouth and stomach. Acid reflux also can produce vomiting. This condition causes heartburn because of the high acid contents.
- irritable bowel syndrome: a disorder that affects your intestines. Symptoms include stomach pain, bloating, gas, constipation, and diarrhea.
- infection: a bacterial infection from Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) can cause indigestion.
- gastroparesis: A condition that affects digestion. If muscles in your GI tract stop working, your body slows down or stops the movement of food. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, bloating, and acid reflux.
- ulcer: A sore on the lining of your stomach (peptic ulcer), small intestine, or esophagus.
- gastritis: Inflammation of your stomach lining.
- stomach cancer: This is a rare condition, but indigestion can be one of its signs.
Mix 1 heaping scoop (13.5 g) with 120-180ml of hot water, warm milk, or warm almond milk and drink promptly.
Note: 1 serving provides approximately 30 mg of caffeine. If you have a medical condition or are taking medications, consult your healthcare professional before using this product.
contains per daily serving (1 heaping scoop of 13.5g)
fat 5g (6% RDI)
- as saturated fat 2.5g
total carbohydrates 6g (2% RDI)
- as dietary fiber 2g (7% RDI)
protein 1g (2% RDI)
sodium 30mg (1% RDI)
organic turmeric powder 1000mg†
- from the root of Curcuma longa
green tea leaf extract 500mg†
- from Camellia sinensis (50% polyphenols)
-- caffeine (from green tea extract) 30mg
† = Recommended Daily Intake (RDI based on 2000 kcal diet) not established
active ingredient (coconut milk, almond flour, organic turmeric, high oleic sunflower oil), filler (tapioca starch), flavour (organic cinnamon, green tea extract, organic cardamom, natural flavours, organic ginger) , filler (organic guar gum), flavour (black pepper, organic clove, organic fennel) and sweetener (Lo Han Guo (Momordica grosvenorii))
store in a cool, dry place
keep out of reach of young children
contains tree nuts (coconut and almond)
contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans