Golden Hour Tonic
think of this bright yellow tonic as a big hug. similar blends to this one have been enjoyed in India for many years for good reason! golden hour may reduce inflammation, increase mental clarity and give you a sense of calm.
How to use this golden hour tonic:
- make this Golden Hour Latte aka a hug in a cup
- use in chia puddings
- in smoothies
- to flavour salad dressings
- to make these peach compote and fluffy gluten free pancakes
ingredients & the health benefits:
lucuma: often used as a low glycemic sweetener, lucuma has a butterscotch-like flavour as is loaded with antioxidants that support skin health. Containing both soluble and insoluble fiber, lucuma is beneficial to overall gut health.
turmeric: the active component in turmeric is curcumin which is a plant compound that is known for having very strong anti-inflammatory effects on the body. curcumin is an antioxidant that may protect cells in the body from oxidative damage. turmeric has also shown the impressive ability reducing angiogenesis and metastasis in cancer patients, as well as lessening the build up of amyloid plaque in the brain of those with Alzheimers. turmeric is a good source of manganese. the absorption of curcumin is much higher when taken with both ginger and black pepper.
true cinnamon: containing the plant compound cinnamaldehyde (responsible for cinnamons strong aromatic presence), this active constituent thought to be why cinnamon may be responsible for boosting metabolism. cinnamon also helps to control blood glucose levels which may be helpful to those with type II diabetes. cinnamon may have anti-fungal/microbial properties, and is loaded with polyphenols antioxidants. cinnamon is a source of calcium.
ginger: loved in both the culinary and medicinal world, ginger is great for combatting inflammation, nausea and indigestion. ginger is a source of quercetin, magnesium and vitamin B6.
lions mane mushroom: known to boost overall cognitive function, this precious medicinal mushroom may also reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression by supporting the health and growth of nerves within the hippocampus which is the part of our brain that controls our mood, emotions and memory. Lions mane may also improve the health of our digestive tract.
black pepper: black pepper is rich in a plant compound called piperine which is an antioxidant and may be effective to suppress inflammation.
love: as famously sang by The Beatles, all you need is love. love is an essential nutrient for optimal health, as it directly benefits both our mental and physical health in many ways. we at Heirloom aim to always make you feel nourished with love.
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