Behold the bane of our existence. Not only do we have to wake up, make our beds and dress ourselves, but we have to make sure we are eating the right things all the time. Diet trends give variety for those on restrictive diets. Or those you think they can look like Ryan Gosling by summertime in paradise.
Sometimes we give into these recent trends just to humour ourselves…
How will this new superfood fit into my lifestyle and will it work?
Yes and no.
First things first, you have to commit to the routine for at least a couple weeks before giving up. From there you can adjust until you see fit. Take for example the magical Coconut Oil. The biggest meal-ticket for many dieters over the past couple years. For me, oil pulling was not my cup of tea. It was gross, I got headaches and really who wants to swish oil in their mouth for 20-30 minutes to start their day? (Who even wakes up that early before they have to leave in the morning anyway?)
I went as far as exploring other uses for coconut oil. Cooking, baking, lip balm, skin moisturizer, hair conditioner… pretty soon I was covered in this stuff from head-to-toe.
Go ahead, try and accost me.
Its most popular form, Bulletproof Coffee, was more like Gut-Busting Palpitation Punch than the best-breakfast-anything. I lasted about a week on that before lethargy from all the butter settled into mid-afternoon shuffles and swore it off for good.
So what’s the newest trend?
I wouldn’t call it “new” in the sense that people have been drinking something called Golden Milk for centuries, but I will say this will be my newest trend…
I’m talking about Turmeric-Coffee Latte, folks.
Yes, froth some milk, add a dash of turmeric powder, sweetener and your favourite coffee and you’ve got a one-two punch in the face that will get you out the door in the morning. If you’re worried about taste, don’t hesitate, it is not going to become a cup of curry juice, it’s actually not that bad.
If you are willing to try of those skinny-tall-extra-foam-non-dairy-in-a-venti-whatever-bucks then you can try this for a few sips for pennies.
Turmeric has been used for centuries in South Asian cuisine and is famous for its healing properties. It is known as an anti-inflammatory and helps calm dozens of ailments. It is seemingly huge in the cancer prevention scene as well.
So let’s give it a shot. You’ve got my recommendation.
I shall be back in a couple weeks to let you know how it turns out.