Spice Up Your Warm Milk
Adding nutritious ingredients to your warm milk can boost health benefits as well as flavor. Stir a dash of ginger and cinnamon into your milk as it heats for “gingerbread” milk. Both spices come packed with antioxidants and, as noted by the University of Maryland Medical Center, might even help lower your cholesterol, though more research is needed to know for sure. Make “golden milk” by adding dried or fresh turmeric with a small amount of honey for sweetness. Like cinnamon and ginger, turmeric contains beneficial antioxidants. It also helps relieve inflammation — an important health benefit, since excess inflammation is linked to obesity and heart disease. If you’re not sensitive to caffeine, try steeping black or chai tea in your warm milk for a sugar-free tea latte.