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Golden milk is a beauty drink that has a latte health benefits


Golden milk is a beauty drink that has a latte health benefits

WATCH | You've probably seen it on social media by now: photos of the bright, yellow golden milk served iced or hot, articles touting its health benefits and celebrities endorsing it. And the golden milk -- also known as turmeric latte -- is here to stay.

What's in golden milk?

Cafe Gratitude in Los Angeles uses drops of cold-pressed turmeric juice, almond milk or coconut milk, raw honey and essential oil of black pepper -- and some actual pepper grinds garnished on top. 

The spicy and creamy drink has recently been hailed as not only a good alternative for coffee or tea but also a key player for the healthy drinks trend. Cold-pressed turmeric is often used in pressed juices as well, promoted as a "super spice" that carries a lot of health benefits. 

Health benefits of turmeric?

Turmeric has been used widely in Asia for more than 4,000 years as medicine and a culinary spice. It's believed to help with weight-loss, indigestion and bloating -- hence the recent golden milk wave in the beauty industry. Turmeric is also supposed to relieve pain and help treat cancer, even though whether or not it has an actual medicinal effect is an ongoing debate.  

The verdict?

I took a sip and was first shocked with the smell of turmeric, which reminds you of curry because turmeric is one of the most common curry spices. The drink goes down smooth, full of flavor and creamy. You can smell and taste a little bit of the black pepper oil -- but the aftertaste is clean, mostly a little sweet from the raw honey. 

Even if you're not a fan of crazy spices, you should give it a try. Because life is too short. 

Now here are some people being more creative with golden milk. 

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