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Here's what celeb nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar has to say about our good old turmeric milk

Rujuta suggests using the regular, full fat milk from your local dairy.

A glass of haldi doodh before going to bed can do many wonders to your body. What type of turmeric and milk should you use? Here's what celeb nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar says -

Written by Longjam Dineshwori |Updated : February 19, 2020 8:00 PM IST

Known to be packed with amazing curative properties, turmeric milk or haldi doodh has been widely used as a traditional medicine. From cleansing blood to improving insulin function in the body, boosting metabolism and improving skin health, its benefits are immense. A glass of haldi doodh before going to bed can do many wonders to your body. But if you want more reasons to drink turmeric milk, celeb nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar may help you.

On her Instagram story, Rujuta shared some lesser-known facts about turmeric milk, answered some frequently asked questions and provided basic guidelines on how to really drink it. Here are some dos and don'ts for drinking turmeric milk, according to Rujuta -

Use non-branded, regular milk

Rujuta suggests using the regular, full fat milk from your local dairy, with no labels, packaging and brands. But for those living in areas where it is difficult to get regular milk, she suggests sourcing it from free grazing cows. The best kind of milk is the one that goes bad in a couple of hours when not refrigerated- she says.

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Use locally and naturally grown haldi

Answering about the kind of haldi to use, the nutritionist says, "Ideally buy from places that sell locally and naturally grown haldi." According to her, the best is the one that grows in the shade of a banana tree with a mirchi and genda phool growing next to it.

Turmeric milk can aid weight loss

If you are on a weight loss journey, you may not think of drinking milk at night. But Rujuta says it ok to have it. "Haldi and milk is a powerful combination of essential fatty acids, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. Together they will ensure that your fat loss is accelerated," she explains.

Excessive haldi - not good

Haldi is good, but how much you take it also matters. If you have it in random amounts, it can even lead to acidity and bloating, says Rujuta. A pinch with your milk, as a tadka in your sabzis and dals, is a safe amount.

Read her Instagram post to clear your other doubts:

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FAQs for Guideline 6 Haldi milk before bedtime 1. What kind of milk to use? Can we have haldi with oat milk? The milk to use is the regular, full fat milk from your local dairy. The one with no labels, packaging and brands. But in case you live in areas where it's tough to access that then look for milk from free grazing cows. The best kind of milk is the one that goes bad (in a couple of hours when not refrigerated). As far as oat, almond, soy, etc, milks go, they aren't really environmentally sustainable. But can you add haldi to it? Yes, you totally can. 2. What kind of haldi to use? Well, the normal haldi powder. Ideally buy from places that sell locally and naturally grown haldi. And if you would like a more romantic answer then the haldi that grows in the shade of a banana tree with a mirchi and genda phool growing next to it. 3. Will having milk in the night lead to cough and cold? No, it won't. Adding a pinch of haldi along with pepper or nutmeg ensures that. In fact, it can even help with common colds and coughs. 4. Is milk at bedtime ok if I want to lose weight? Yes, totally. Haldi and milk is a powerful combination of essential fatty acids, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. Together they will ensure that your fat loss is accelerated. 5. If we take haldi doodh in the morning, will it give the same results? Same same but different. One of the main purposes of haldi milk is to accelerate recovery and that happens when its had just at bedtime. It allows you to optimize your hormonal balance that results in you waking up lesser in the middle of the night and waking up fresher, younger, with each passing day. 6. Will haldi milk work for PCOD patients also? Yes, absolutely. Especially if you are struggling with the cystic acne. In which case, don't forget the pinch of aliv seeds with it. 7. Will having Haldi every day create heat in the body? If you have it in random amounts, yes, it can even lead to acidity and bloating. But as a pinch with your milk, as a tadka in your sabzis and dals, it remains a safe herb for people of all ages and conditions. #12week2020 #haldimilk

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