The Sad Truth About the Turmeric in Your Golden Latte

  • Published on Jul 30, 2018
  • Now seems like a golden opportunity to talk about the positive health benefits of that turmeric in your morning latte.
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  • aditi misra
    aditi misra 34 minutes ago

    Turmeric is not supposed to be a drug and should not be tested like one. The basis of ayurveda is that the foods help you in the long term. But turmeric is definitely good for boosting immunity, fighting inflammation and fighting a cold and has been used for this for ages.

  • Pepper Conchobhar
    Pepper Conchobhar 6 hours ago

    I am so happy for Olivia. She's improved her presentation style so much and it's a privilege to watch her grow. She's obviously taken the criticism constructively and really worked to reach her goals. Very awesome job.

  • Louis Jovanovich
    Louis Jovanovich 7 hours ago

    I read 'golden latte' and thought that this was going to be a VERY different video

  • Michael Jurney
    Michael Jurney Day ago

    This video doesnt seem to agree with the references they cite. In the studies, the case for the positive effects curcumin is clear.

  • Michael Jurney
    Michael Jurney Day ago

    How much did the Drug Companies pay you?

  • Monay McNeil
    Monay McNeil Day ago

    What if they tried it without isolating those compounds? Oftentimes isolating the compounds takes away the regulating effects that the whole plant has

  • Aloewells
    Aloewells Day ago

    Dietary haldi aka turmeric is good, prevents cancer and other Rouge diseases. Used in Indian dishes from ages.forgetting your culture and time Tested food is a disaster especially for Indians.

  • The Chad Pad
    The Chad Pad Day ago

    My 80 year old math teacher from Pakistan said they used it to prevent Alzheimer's disease. He was a fun-loving, kind, and wise man. There's gotta be something to it, and I would put money on the combined effect of the compounds in turmeric being good for you, possibly in tandem with other foods used in Middle Eastern cuisine. In any case, I take turmeric/black pepper capsules, so I'll just see where that takes me!

  • Deanna Mullins
    Deanna Mullins 2 days ago

    Is she pregnant?

  • Lance Clemings
    Lance Clemings 5 days ago

    Anyone with half a brain can tell you that even if turmeric did have those properties, all that sugar and milk will throw it out the window anyway.
    Don't drink goldie lattes for your health. If you really want a healthy caffeinated drink, I'm sorry, but tea and black coffee is probably your best.
    Never trust a superfood fad. Common sense of what is and isn't good for you will always work, and you would get better results by sticking to a healthy, minimally processed, and balanced diet. AKA actual proper homecooked meals.

  • Alba Spire
    Alba Spire 5 days ago

    “The sad truth” okay “about the turmeric” what “in your golden” s’cuse me? “Latte” UM
    Who put these words together, I am so confused

  • Rosy Margarita
    Rosy Margarita 5 days ago

    Curcuma golden milk has helped me so much. The most important i s to use turmeric and pepper. It is great for inflamatory problems.

  • BudG
    BudG 5 days ago

    Turmeric IS a wonder food. Use it backed up with black pepper for it's synergistic action - black pepper potentiates turmeric by a factor of 20 (2,000%).
    Most of the world supply of turmeric comes from India and is heavily contaminated with 'pesticides/insecticides/etc' so BE SURE TO BUY ORGANIC.
    Check out turmeric at

  • Eric Schwenke
    Eric Schwenke 7 days ago

    Oh good, it’s harmless. You had me worried for a moment.

  • Awol Peace
    Awol Peace 7 days ago

    I despise all those health-nuts whom are ALWAYS blindly accepting the newest health fad because of its trending status.

  • Rudra Rath
    Rudra Rath 7 days ago

    Turmeric is a part of Ayurvedic medicine, it helps with acne when applied as a face mask and it is a spice but I don't think it has any benefits when added to a latte.

  • Jeffrey McCune
    Jeffrey McCune 7 days ago +1


  • Jeffrey McCune
    Jeffrey McCune 7 days ago +1

    Look left, swivel head to the right.
    Swivel head back to the right, while swinging shoulders right and back. BUT cluck your elbows like a chicken...

  • Geovanni D.
    Geovanni D. 7 days ago

    This is one of the most biased and un-objective videos on the subject I have ever seen. They really went out of their way to smear this.

  • Michelle Giacalone
    Michelle Giacalone 7 days ago

    I just like the taste. XD

  • GrOOvedelta93
    GrOOvedelta93 7 days ago

    Take a shot every time she starts speaking for a new take and decides to go for the exact same voice cadence.
    Not to say the video's bad or anything, but listening to the same melody over and over does get old after the 3rd time.

  • Fatima Nayani
    Fatima Nayani 8 days ago

    my dudes we south asians have been drinking haldi dood ("turmeric lattes" or "golden milk") for millennia, i'm so done hearing the traditional cold remedy as an instagram health food tend 😂

  • Seannn Arden
    Seannn Arden 9 days ago

    Haha this just in rats aren't people!

  • Xero
    Xero 9 days ago

    I think Dr. Michael Greger M.D. (NutritionFacts(.)org) would have to disagree. He is far, FAR more competent regarding a topic like these than you guys are, and while yeah a lot of these claims are either false or exaggerated, claims like it being better at fighting inflammation that anti-inflammatory drugs are true. I don't think I'll stay subbed if you guys keep pushing this agenda. If anyone's reading this, SciSchow is wrong, just check out NutritionFacts here on TVclip to get actual accurate information on tumeric.

  • Johnny J
    Johnny J 9 days ago

    How does she know about yellow tinted feces.

  • PMW3
    PMW3 9 days ago

    I'm sorry I know this is extremely immature, but I busted up laughing at the mention of "nut milk"

  • Kerkopes
    Kerkopes 9 days ago

    I give up.

    CTFD & DFTBA 10 days ago

    My favorite SciShows are the debunking SciShows

  • Richard BENNETT
    Richard BENNETT 10 days ago

    Easy, easy. Watch what you state. The woman is assuming the benefits of golden milk drinks is due ONLY to the curcumins in the turmeric, which is not necessarily true. So, saying one would have to drink up to 88 cups of golden milk or more per day to get the benefits stated from doses of curcumins used in laboratory studies is flawed thinking. I am surprised SciShow to hear of this error of analysis on your part. It is not proper and scientific to compare the concentration of curcumins in laboratory studies with health benefits of golden milk drinks. As the woman points out, these are two different things. The way to test for health benefits is to run laboratory studies on what the claim is about: drinking golden milk drinks. Why? I hate to state the obvious, but the reason is that it's all the other compounds in the drink with the curcumins that is what is relevant, not just the curcumins alone, because they are not what one is drinking alone.

  • Jesse Stewart
    Jesse Stewart 10 days ago

    Essential oils 3.0

  • Aaron Dangerfield
    Aaron Dangerfield 11 days ago --> this video, aligns the same theory that pepper (piperine), alongside turmeric (curcumin) creates the reaction which is helpful to burn fats, increase sexual appetite and metabolism. I think it's worth doing a study into the interrelationships between such compounds.

  • Kevin Muyolo
    Kevin Muyolo 11 days ago

    Can you guys do a video on anti-inflammatory diets? PLEASE!

  • typelogin
    typelogin 11 days ago

    There are double-blind studies on Turmeric... do your research and check pub med...

  • Ruthy drawsalot
    Ruthy drawsalot 12 days ago

    I am sorry but tumeric is bitter and probably doesn't taste nice with coffee. Instead why not ginger, it doesn't taste bitter but a little goes a long way.

  • Arazak Jonah
    Arazak Jonah 12 days ago

    What a pain in the assy ...

  • Hubertus Eko Budidharmaja

    Wake up first world people
    Turmeric or kunir/kunyit are just usual spice used in everyday cooking in the developing countries such as indonesia, malaysia, india etc
    It have natural yellow coloring properties to make some menu such as opor ayam or nasi kuning
    No evidence consume it everyday would prevent cancer
    It's superfood reputation maybe just part of its commercialization to make golden latte a trending beverages

  • Gail Bull
    Gail Bull 12 days ago +1

    The only health benefit I heard that turmeric has is that it's an anti-inflammatory. I wish you had mentioned that and not just the absurd claims (cancer cure, alzeheimer's cure) that get circulated about every supplement trend in the health food industry.

  • Noah Zork
    Noah Zork 13 days ago

    They're playing us as usual. Dubious incomplete research and conclusions about a popular subject with much nuance, that many feel strongly about. More arguing in the comments. More cha-ching.

  • Noah Zork
    Noah Zork 13 days ago

    The latte is the fad, you do in fact have to at minimum perform a fat extraction with your choice of fat to access the larger concentrations. Way to go Sci Show doing more harm than good as per usual.

  • Kelsey Brown
    Kelsey Brown 13 days ago

    So there isn't an actual reason for this video bc none of the human studies taught you anything. Cool 5min and 24 seconds of my life I will never get back.

  • William Hebert
    William Hebert 13 days ago

    aw dont cry rattie you're still cute!

  • Ty Vasquez
    Ty Vasquez 13 days ago

    I make it because it looks beautiful and the warmth helps me feel calm after a long day. I can't stand most hot drinks but sweet and spice hits the spot. 👌

  • Clay Lapointe
    Clay Lapointe 13 days ago

    I was a little curious ,but the video was so well done I am now going to find out more.thank you.peace.

  • Joe Caner
    Joe Caner 13 days ago

    True. _"Rats are not people,"_ but some people are rats...

  • Allison Reece
    Allison Reece 13 days ago

    This is frankly hilarious! You, young people! Ok, so here I go...I have turmeric regularly...guess what... NO yellow poop! If you happen to be in your fifties, have muscle aches and drink it in warm milk or non-dairy milk like I do... you would notice how the pain leaves your body. But you don't have a fifty something year old body, do you?... so how would you know? mike drop!

  • MasterONT
    MasterONT 13 days ago

    Last on trending

  • Chloe Rose
    Chloe Rose 13 days ago

    That hair on her forehead is bothering me

  • xnebiax
    xnebiax 13 days ago

    But it can taste good.

  • Bobby Harper
    Bobby Harper 13 days ago

    Latte? Turmeric?

  • Barbie Eyez
    Barbie Eyez 13 days ago

    Wow how much did you get paid by the Pharmaceutical company to say that?

  • FalinPerth
    FalinPerth 14 days ago

    Eat turmeric because it is delicious. Turmeric and ginger tea is perfect; woody, spicy, earthy, sweet-ish. I might have to try infusing some milk with turmeric and make a cappuccino, sounds like a good idea. Hopefully being labeled a "superfood" won't make it unaffordable!

  • Equate Null
    Equate Null 14 days ago

    A ring in the nose...just like the animals in the stockyards.....

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    vidusha123 14 days ago

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  • Edgard Pinheiro
    Edgard Pinheiro 14 days ago

    Turmeric raises the dead too.

  • RJW
    RJW 14 days ago

    god this girl is terrible

  • George Fatherson
    George Fatherson 14 days ago

    Nose. Nose!

  • adam mac
    adam mac 14 days ago

    Disappointing yet fascinating!

  • Matthew Niedbala
    Matthew Niedbala 14 days ago

    Turmeric is known to be anti inflammatory which means it definitely helps with some diseases like arthritis and heart disease. Do you know what aspirin is for? Honestly you guys are just skeptics to be skeptics.

  • Matthew Niedbala
    Matthew Niedbala 14 days ago

    The spicy compound in pepper you guys covered increases cut cumin availability by like 1000 percent

  • James Runyon
    James Runyon 14 days ago

    Are you suggesting that I Instagram my yellow tumeric poo?

  • Lost Transmission
    Lost Transmission 14 days ago

    Hello? Are you there? Can you hear me?

  • Philipe Pereira
    Philipe Pereira 14 days ago

    I can't concentrate on the content of the video. The only thing I can focus on is how she lowers her intonation so deep at the end of every sentence to a point that she totally alters her pitch.

  • Slok Shah
    Slok Shah 14 days ago

    You look like amy from the big bang theory but for youtube. Nice though

  • TomTheTom
    TomTheTom 14 days ago

    Why is an antiantioxidant not just called an oxidant?

  • adrienne.
    adrienne. 14 days ago

    Golden Milk or Turmeric Milk helps you sleep. It's also anti-inflammatory.
    Everything is okay in moderation. 🙄

  • Monut Yadav
    Monut Yadav 14 days ago

    I am an Indian. I know this is true. Turmuric does heals

  • Amanda
    Amanda 14 days ago

    Turmeric and water is actually good.

  • Andrew Frieler
    Andrew Frieler 14 days ago

    OK you can tell all these people what you want I am an herbalist I have been using Tumerick for many many many many years my grandmother has been eating to Mark ever since she was 12 years old and she’s at the ripe old age of 103 right now and she still Kickin she can do just as much as any 78-year-olds good

  • Electron Resonator
    Electron Resonator 14 days ago

    1:42 anti-antioxidant, that makes things complicated,
    criminals calling themselves anti-antiterrorist , and cops call themselves anti-antiantiterrorist

  • wcdeich4
    wcdeich4 14 days ago

    Pan Assay Interference compouNds = PAINs LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • herpsenderpsen
    herpsenderpsen 14 days ago +2

    I watched a program on BBC in which they explained how turmeric can play a role in gene methylation. Specifically it targeted genes that are associated with asthma, depression and eczema. However, they also found that the way turmeric is prepared prior to ingestion also matters. They came to the conclusion that you probably should mix it with oil and add it to your food, just like the Indians do in their cooking. This apparently is because the compounds in turmeric responsible for the health benefits are liposoluble. This can also explain why turmeric capsules probably don't do much to your health.

  • Marcus R.
    Marcus R. 14 days ago +1

    Colored poop instagram.

  • nairobie755
    nairobie755 14 days ago

    This is true for all super foods though. Take kale as an example, sure it's more dense in certain things than other leafy greens, but it's also less dense in other things. In reality not only would you get a better salad in most cases by using other leafy greens, the improvement in taste would easily allow you to take a few extra bites which would put you on par of the same salad with kale.
    Wolfberries weren't that special until they got rebranded as goji berries famed for a Chinese herbalist who didn't live for 197 or 256 years. Their claims of how good they are vary depending on where you live, which regardless is more or less counter acted by most of them being grown in China and then shipped around the world. China really doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to farming, well anything.
    Chia seeds packs one hell of a punch of omega-3 fatty acid. Per gram it has about 8 times that of salmon. Which sounds great, but it's not the same omega-3 fatty acid. Our bodies much first convert it to the same kind you get from fish. The problem is that we are horrible at it and in the end you would absorb about 5% more omega-3 from a the same amount of salmon. Fish is also tasty, cheap(in most of the world), and contain additional health benefits(one of which is that 100 grams don't contain more calories then a big mac).
    Seaweed is praised for being rich in B12(well rich for a non animal product), which you would have to eat several kilos of before you get the same amount as you would from a single egg yoke. For vegans algae such as kelp might seem like a better option, but human bodies are generally poor at taking up any of the B12 from them. Also I'm, not sure if algae technically would be vegan.

  • Twinkies Tumor
    Twinkies Tumor 14 days ago

    Please stop saying nut milk.

  • Twinkies Tumor
    Twinkies Tumor 14 days ago

    "Its not the tumeric, but the ingredient in tumeric". Lol ummmm what difference then? Its like saying wellllll the weed is useless. Its the thc, an ingredient in weed"! Lol

  • SgtMantis
    SgtMantis 14 days ago

    She vocal fryed this myth to a crisp.

  • SgtMantis
    SgtMantis 14 days ago

    I bet she smashes the patriarchy like a mountain lion.

  • Closing the Loop
    Closing the Loop 14 days ago

    Turmeric has to be coupled with black pepper and or fat. Otherwise it's not very effective. So she's not wrong but she's not right either. If you're studying the benefits of turmeric without fat or black pepper than youre just wasting your time. But to say that curcumin has little to no benefit is highly misleading. And why would they use a girl that looks unhealthy to tell us whether something is healthy or not. She's clearly just reading off a teleprompter

  • Closing the Loop
    Closing the Loop 14 days ago

    This girl is so ugly and her facial expressions only make her uglier

  • Kathryn Paseler
    Kathryn Paseler 14 days ago

    Good for you, yes. Stains your teeth piss yellow, yup

  • 33rd Degree Elder
    33rd Degree Elder 14 days ago

    This chicks monotonous tone gives a real headache, try talking out of the center of your mouth rather than the far sides of it. Eyebrows and glasses don't compilment your lazy eyelids. Your face looks like it's convulsing, not portraying emotion.

  • ThatOneFortnitePlayer Boi

    Too much big wirds

  • kit gaming
    kit gaming 15 days ago

    To be honest, though, my Dad start taking tumeric like, 2 years ago, and before he couldn't walk for long periods of time and now he lifts box is for UPS

  • Khalid Hadrami
    Khalid Hadrami 15 days ago

    I take turmeric in a glass of milk with a pinch of fine black pepper for lower back pain and it's helped me immensely.

  • squ34ky2
    squ34ky2 15 days ago

    Cue the nationalist Indians trolls whining about a Western neo-colonial liberal sickular media conspiracy to put down Indians and their magical ancient science.

  • michael fowler
    michael fowler 15 days ago

    The sad truth of your golden shower. It's piss.

  • to en
    to en 15 days ago

    Hush. I often make Indian food, and sometimes wants to use fresh turmeric (as it has more taste). I used to have to go to a specific Asian store in the city centre to get it; but with all this hype, I can now get it in one of the local supermarkets :-) No need to tell it has no magic...

  • Panduh 13ear
    Panduh 13ear 15 days ago

    Honestly thought this was a new starbucks drink. XD

  • Yora
    Yora 15 days ago

    Isn't any superfood bupkis?
    Except for olive oil.

  • Katerine459
    Katerine459 15 days ago

    New question: I see online that one of the ways to "treat" lead in soil is to add lime to make the soil more alkaline. Why? Where does the lead go? Or does it just become less dangerous? Or does it react with something else in the soil when the pH goes above a certain level, so that it's no longer lead?
    Is there any way to actually get rid of lead contamination in soil or water? Or, barring that, to concentrate it and put it to practical use? Everything I'm seeing online says that once lead is in the soil or water, it's there to stay, and so the object is to prevent it from getting in the soil to begin with, which is... depressing...

  • AzzySunfire
    AzzySunfire 15 days ago

    Why does she always end her sentences without voice? Like she goes over into this voiceless groan when finishing half of her sentences.

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  • Mike Dobberfuhl
    Mike Dobberfuhl 15 days ago

    But milk baths and golden showers are still good for you, right?

  • garvan
    garvan 15 days ago

    Wish they got rid of this girl. She's still painful to listen to. Anyway, if you're interested in how GREAT turmeric can be, you should make sure you take a medicinal dose or minimal effective dose (MED) of 2-4g and DON'T take it with black pepper. That only affects the bioavailability of the the curcuminoids and negatively affects the superior effects that all the turmeric compounds have in the gut.

  • Namjoon Tho
    Namjoon Tho 15 days ago

    Can you guys make an informative video like this on ginger?

  • Ruchi jha
    Ruchi jha 15 days ago

    Hahaha turmeric in latte? An Indian is laughing. 😂

  • Luke Nault
    Luke Nault 15 days ago

    "Rats are not people" two minutes later cites a study using animals for examples of human digestion. Very smart

  • Y2Kvids
    Y2Kvids 15 days ago

    MSG is the super food.

  • Cassandra Bridges
    Cassandra Bridges 15 days ago

    My dad sometimes uses tumeric in his coffee because it lowers his blood pressure and helps his diabetes.

  • Slinkiest LMaN
    Slinkiest LMaN 15 days ago

    Interesting, i have always used it just to colour white rice or to get lovely golden roast potatoes. I never thought of it as a super food.. ''not that im really bothered with the whole superfood craze'' and definitely never thought of putting it in my coffee, tasting it on its own i find it to be a bland taste slightly bitter, definitely not coffee paired..