Golden Tea 270g - coconut milk, almond flour, turmeric, ginger and cinnamon | Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas Golden Tea is a vegan contemporary version of Golden Milk, the classic Indian home recipe enjoyed for centuries.
Jarrow Formulas Golden Tea is a mixable powder in an almond flour and coconut milk base plus organic turmeric, cinnamon, organic ginger root and a hint of black pepper.
Golden Tea 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.
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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.
Reducing salt intake, should you care?
In our last blog article I discussed the dangers of dehydration during a heat wave. It was also remarked how our bodies don't just lose fluid, but also lose salts. As if it isn't clear yet, you will not just need to drink more water during a heat wave, but also need to consume more salts.
Because we are are bombarded with well-intended advice to limit salt intake because the average person consumes too much salt by eating too much junkfood, you would almost forget how essential minerals are and more specifically, sodium is for our health.
Why we aren't supposed to eat so much sodium
When there’s extra sodium in your bloodstream, sodium pulls water into your blood vessels, increasing the total amount of blood inside your blood vessels. With more blood flowing through your blood vessels, blood pressure may increase too much.
Even if you don’t have high blood pressure, it is postulated that eating less sodium can help blunt the rise in blood pressure that occurs with age, and reduce your risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney disease, osteoporosis, stomach cancer and even headaches.
The extra water in your body (from temporary high salt intake) can also lead to bloating which can feel very uncomfortable.
Why do elderly people suffer more easily from dehydration?
Normally, our summers tend to alternate between cooler and warmer days with plenty of rain, but at the moment we experience a prolonged period of unusually warm and dry weather. This is probably why it is not so common to warn against dehydration among elderly adults on hot summer days, which is a grave mistake.
While even healthy younger adults have a hard time staying properly hydrated in the heat, elderly citizens have an especially hard time because they don't even drink enough in cooler weather.
It’s important to prevent dehydration because it’s a common cause of hospitalization in people over 65 and can even cause death.
Dehydration can also cause other major health problems like kidney stones, blood clot complications, passing out, rapid but weak pulse, and lowered blood pressure. Being properly hydrated is also very important for certain medications to work.
Because water has numerous functions in the human body, it is one of the most important nutrients and is essential in every life stage. However, with aging, the body’s mechanisms of water balance are disturbed, increasing the risk of dehydration among the elderly.
There are high rates of dehydration in the elderly population and dehydration is one of the ten most frequent diagnoses reported for hospitalisations of persons over 65 in the United States.
What foods deserve the name 'superfoods' and why?Many different foods have been touted as superfoods over the past few decades and undoubtedly many more will come.
Why are we all so focussed on superfoods? Secretly, we all hope for the miracle natural 'drug' to cure or prevent heart diseases and other degenerative diseases, especially when it can compensate for other bad habits, such as smoking, drinking too much alcohol, not sleeping enough and moving too little.
In order to do away with the hype of it all, we at Pasio decided to get rid of the category of 'superfoods' and merge all edible products (fats, proteins and superfoods) into one major category called 'nutrition'.
While there is no official legal definition of superfoods, this doesn't mean there isn't a scientific basis for calling a food “super.”
According to nutritionists, a superfood is the type of fruit and veggies that packs a lot of micronutrients into each calorie and is linked with a reduced risk of chronic disease. Studies also suggest that people who eat more of them tend to be thinner and live longer than those who rarely or never eat them.
However, what type of micronutrients these are , is up for debate.
Why coconut oil is being demonized by the American Heart AssociationYou may have heard the news last week about new guidelines from on dietary fats from the American Heart Association (AHA). The part that made the most news around the globe is that coconut oil is unhealthy. It led to flashy newspaper articles as “Coconut Oil is as Bad as Butter”, “Coconut Oil is Unhealthy and Has Never Been Healthy”. Not only do these types of headlines cause increased confusion for the general population, for those of us who understand the nuances and politics behind the AHA’s statement it’s absolutely infuriating.
Magical turmericTurmeric (Curcuma longa) is a spice grown in India and other in tropical countries in Asia . This spice has been part of religious ceremonies in India for thousands of years. Turmeric is related to ginger with which it shares some of its active ingredients.
Coconut oil for healthy cookingFor years on end we have been bombarded with warnings from the government and health care practitioners not to consume saturated fats. The appalling truth is that this warning is not backed by actual scientific proof but by interpretations that are not correct.
Mix 1 heaping scoop (13.5 g) with 120-180ml of hot water, warm milk, or warm almond milk and drink.
contains per daily serving (1 heaping scoop of 13.5g)
fat 6g (9% RDI)
- as saturated fat 3g
total carbohydrates 5g (2% RDI)
- as dietary fiber 1g (4% RDI)
- as sugars 2g
protein 2g (4% RDI)
organic turmeric powder 1000mg†
- from the root of Curcuma longa
† = Recommended Daily Intake (RDI based on 2000 kcal diet) not established
active ingredient (coconut milk, almond flour, organic turmeric), filler (tapioca starch), flavour (natural French vanilla flavor, organic ginger root, cinnamon bark, black pepper) and sweetener (Lo Han Guo (Momordica grosvenorii))
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
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