Move over, bone broth! There is a hot new food trend taking over social media that can promote better sleeping. Moon milk can also ease stress and is reportedly delicious. But what exactly is moon milk?
Moon milk is inspired by the belief that warm milk will help you sleep better. The drink is concocted by adding spices and honey to cow’s milk in a method that follows Ayurvedic traditions. The ancient holistic practice of Ayurveda has used the potion to alleviate stress and cure sleep deprivation.
In addition to being Instagram-worthy, moon milk is sure to get rid of stress.
Moon milk not only lets you taste the sweetness of honey, but also lavender, nutmeg, cardamom, and cinnamon to the beverage. Ashwagandha, a calming herb that helps combat stress, is also a popular ingredient. The warm concoction is consumed before sleeping, hence giving it the name moon milk.
Rose hips and reishi are also popular ingredients to add in moon milk.
People who are concerned about drinking cow’s milk can rest assured that there are vegan alternatives. Some have substituted almond, coconut, or hemp milk for their potion.
Nutra Organics has an interesting version of the potion that is popular on Instagram.
“This dreamy potion is used in Ayurvedic traditions as a remedy for sleeplessness. With beautiful adaptogenic herbs and ayurvedic spies, we’ve made ours with homemade hemp milk, but you could also use any kind of nut milk,” the company’s official Instagram account wrote.
Honey is an important ingredient that helps sweeten the milk when it has some bitter herbs.
But does moon milk actually work? Although people have reported about the miraculous effects of the beverage, some are not convinced. It is possible that the potion works best when the drinker is trying to follow Ayurvedic principles of balancing mind and body. Finding the right balance between milk and spices might also be the key.
7 Beautiful Russian Churches That Look Like They’ve Been Taken Out Of Fairytales
These churches in Russia are worth checking out.
Most Catholic churches around the world almost have the same facade, which isn't new to church-goers. Although the architecture is beyond impressive, they still lack the vibrancy. But that doesn't stop you from wondering how they were built in the first place.
Eastern Orthodox churches in Russia tend to deviate from the traditional exterior of most Catholic churches and went for something cooler. These churches look like you are in Disneyland or castles from fairytale books.
The most iconic Russian Orthodox church is St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, but this is just one of those churches worth checking out
1. Church of the Birth of St. John the Baptist (Chesme Church)
In Japan, A Pair of Melons Were Sold for $29,000
The most expensive melons ever.
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The melons were bought by Shinya Noda, president of Hokuyu Pack, a fruit and vegetable packing company. He made the incredible purchase to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his business.
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Whale Found Dead In Thailand Had Over 80 Plastic Bags In Stomach
The poor whale starved to death.
A pilot whale died in Southern Thailand and scientists have found the alarming cause of the death. Apparently, the whale had 80 plastic bags in its stomach, which caused the animal to starve to death.
A week ago, the pilot whale was found clinging to life up a canal in Songkhla province, near the Malaysian border. Conservation officials tried to save the whale's life for days. They used buoys to keep it afloat and umbrellas to provide a shield from the sun.
After five days of endless effort, the whale vomited pieces of plastic.
The whale's condition drastically deteriorated and it later died.