Milk and turmeric to lose weight

Nowadays obesity has become a life-threatening lifestyle disease. Therefore, weight loss has become a challenging goal for almost all of us. Hectic work schedule and consuming unhealthy junk food or fast foods is causing more threat to obese people.

There numerous products in the markets available that claim to help you lose weight.  Few works and few don’t at all work to reduce belly fat. But, what if we can find a very familiar spice in our kitchen? And the spice is potentially effective in reducing body weight.  And the product is none other than a well-known spice “Turmeric“.

If you combine milk with turmeric, you not any lose body weight but also reap several other benefits. In this article, we will discuss how to use milk and turmeric to lose weight. Moreover, will get to know about several other benefits of this great combination.


A brief account on turmeric

Turmeric is a traditional Indian spice used in many recipes. Scientifically known as Curcuma Longa. It belongs to the family Zingiberaceae, like that of many other spices.

For centuries across India and Asia, it has been used in many dishes. It is well known for its health benefits as well. Moreover, it can actually stop fat cells to grow, blast belly fat and improve weight loss in an effective way.

The fat burning capacity of haldi (turmeric) is enhanced when mixed with milk or hot water.

You can use the fresh or as dried rhizome part of this plant. It is used in cooking, cosmetics and also medicinal purposes.


How does turmeric works to lose weight?

There are many bioactive compounds present in turmeric and the most important one is curcuminoids, especially curcumin. These compounds provide turmeric with antimicrobial, antioxidant and thermogenic properties.

Turmeric can helps you to lose weight in various ways. Turmeric acts upon white adipose tissues and burns them. Thereby, preventing the accumulation of fats in the body.

Turmeric or Haldi contains dietary fibre which helps in the prevention of weight gain and aids fat reduction also. And the protein and calcium present in milk is very high and can complements the properties of turmeric very well and in this way haldi doodh or turmeric milk at bedtime becomes very effective in losing weight.

It can also convert white fat into brown fat which can be burned by the body to release energy and not stored as fat.

Let us try to summarise pointwise how turmeric helps in weight loss in the below segment

  • It prevents the accumulation of fat in the body and speeds up fat loss.
  • It can accelerate diet-induced weight loss.
  • Turmeric has thermogenic property.
  • It can suppress inflammation associated with obesity.
  • It can prevent metabolic syndrome etc..


Milk and turmeric to lose weight

Milk and turmeric are very familiar food items used in our day to day life. But you may be surprised to know that the proper combination of these two items can reduce your tummy.

Yup, it’s a true fact. You may call it, Haldi Doodh or Turmeric Milk or Golden Turmeric Milk or whatever. These combination has been used by folks centuries to keep the body fit. Moreover, it has been used as an antibiotic to kill harmful germs.

Haldi Doodh or Golden Turmeric Milk is a powerful ayurvedic Indian drink with medicinal properties along with weight loss property.


How to prepare golden milk

Turmeric milk which is also referred as golden milk is a mixture of dry turmeric powder or fresh turmeric rhizome or root with milk.

Its a traditional Indian drink used for treating a specific disease and also used as a general health tonic. It’s very easy to prepare and highly palatable. So lets us try to understand how it can be prepared easily at home and what are its main ingredients.



  • 1 cup whole milk or you can go for coconut or soy or almond milk.
  • 2/3 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey(optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper powder for taste



  • Mix properly all the ingredients in a pan and give it a boil.
  • Wait for a minute or so and switch off the flame.

Drink it while it is still hot by sipping slowly.


Quick fix method to prepare the turmeric milk

Besides the above-mentioned method for preparing turmeric milk, there is an another simplest method to prepare it. If you don’t have enough time to make the above preparation then just follow the simple step below.

Take 1 teaspoon butter or coconut oil in a pan and add 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder to it. Stir the mixture on a low flame vigorously until they mix well. When the fat melts completely, add it into a cup of warm milk. Sip and enjoy the preparation when it is still warm.

You can also add some other spices for enhancing its taste like cinnamon or ginger or black pepper.

[su_quote]It’s very true that if you take turmeric milk every night before bedtime you can easily shed kilos more easily. It can be a great drink for post our dinner and before sleep. which does not add any extra calories and also satiates our bedtime hunger.[/su_quote]


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Some other important benefits of turmeric

So let us try to understand how milk and turmeric lose weight by the below-mentioned points.


Haldi contains thermogenic properties which help in boosting metabolism effectively. It contains shogaols, which is a thermogenic component and is responsible for burning calories by increasing metabolic activity. So when it is taken with warm milk its become more effective to lose weight.


A good digestive system is very much effective and helpful in one’s weight loss journey. To get rid of constipation and bowel related problems one should opt for haldi doodh at bedtime. It helps to lose belly fat along with making our digestive system powerful. Moreover, it also helps to get rid of constipation.


Turmeric contains dietary fibre that helps in preventing weight gain and also helps in the reduction of fat. So when you consume turmeric with milk it accelerates weight loss.


Protein is the most important nutrient you need to keep on mind if you are willing to lose weight permanently. And the protein and calcium content of milk is high and very much complement with that of turmeric.

So for that purpose turmeric milk before bedtime or in an empty stomach is a great drink for losing weight.


Turmeric contains curcumin that can prevent the accumulation of fat in the adipose tissue. As we know that the white adipose tissue in our body acts as a fat factory and also as a fat storage site. and this leads to obesity or weight gain. So for this situation, haldi along with milk can helps in the prevention of fat storage in the body.




The dosage of turmeric on a regular basis for weight loss is not at all established till at present. However, as turmeric is a safe product for regular dietary use so it can be consumed with milk on an everyday basis.

So last of all, it can be said that turmeric consumption should be started at first little by little for those who not at all include turmeric in their diet every day.

At first, the intake should be a quarter or half a teaspoon per day for a week. Afterwards, the quantity can be raised slowly by a quarter or half a teaspoon every week.

Turmeric milk touted for its many health benefits and often used as an alternative remedy for boost immunity and stave off illness along with weight loss.

Turmeric is one of the most nutrient rich herbs. Contain a good amount of protein, vitamin c, calcium, iron, dietary fiber, and sodium also. When combined with milk acts as a great weight loss ingredient.



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