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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Comments • 1 857

  • em312s0n
    em312s0n 6 days ago

    pan assays = "pain in the ass" more like. cheeky scientists

  • john doe
    john doe 9 days ago

    She's so deformed

  • Zen Newman-Standing
    Zen Newman-Standing 26 days ago

    Your voice is annoying!

  • Bazooka Llama Productions

    I have ZERO faith in ANYTHING unless I see how the experiment is done to be sure theyve got control groups and large population samples and double blind studies and that they aren't cherry picking. (Eg, having one person get better after eating something, then claiming "THIS CURES CANCER!!!!"

  • Ara Villa R
    Ara Villa R Month ago

    Oh not the valley girl accent again :/

  • The Aussie Slav
    The Aussie Slav Month ago

    1tsp per day with 8th tsp black pepper n some coconut

  • Paul Webster
    Paul Webster Month ago

    stupid people jumping on bandwagons... will they never learn?

  • T.C. Bramblett
    T.C. Bramblett Month ago

    I NEVER heard of this golden latte thing. Maybe it hasn't trickled down to the hipsters of my city yet.

  • PennyAfNorberg
    PennyAfNorberg Month ago

    I was told that it was used as a remedy, against micro infections in india, I thought why not and use it from time to time, but it doesn't tastes much.

  • Deanna Moriarity
    Deanna Moriarity Month ago

    ..drinking golden milk every night can help your sleep and improve digestion...long term this will bring overall health and vitality up...not to mention consistent sleep schedules.

  • CluelessKomodoDragon

    Tumeric does have proven anti-inflammatory effects. Of course all the miraculous claims are not true but in a stronger concentrated dose it does have proven effects.
    Daily JW, Yang M, Park S. Efficacy of Turmeric Extracts and Curcumin for Alleviating the Symptoms of Joint Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. Journal of Medicinal Food. 2016;19(8):717-729. doi:10.1089/jmf.2016.3705.

  • oSmoSia G.
    oSmoSia G. Month ago

    Why does this girl end so many sentences with an upword inflection lol

  • Mitchell Baker
    Mitchell Baker Month ago

    So over seeing women with septum piercings. Dime a dozen.
    Also, reading verbatim what's written on the screen speaks to how lazy Scishow has gotten.

  • Heather Holidays
    Heather Holidays Month ago

    Ok fine superfood is like Wonder Women...get it. BUT I LOVEEEEEEE my golden latte and I love my curries and I really love fresh turmeric grated on my salads. I like what you said, I’m just not sure I buy everything you said. I think it is very good for your health, NOTHING is a cure all not CBDs, not Chemo and not even Veggies xoox

  • Jamese Negrita
    Jamese Negrita Month ago

    Why does her voice do that at the end of every sentence! 😂

  • Xstorm
    Xstorm Month ago

    Tastes good tho.

  • tybi12
    tybi12 Month ago

    What is good for humans?

  • Disquietude
    Disquietude Month ago

    Not to be confused with a golden shower

  • m0L3ify
    m0L3ify Month ago

    Adding a normal amount of turmeric to your daily diet CAN protect against inflammatory response and DNA damage. (Percival, et al. 2012)

  • Didivs Ivlianvs
    Didivs Ivlianvs Month ago +1

    So curcumin does nothing but whole turmeric has never been tested.

  • ZippieeIfy
    ZippieeIfy Month ago

    Ok I hope I'm not the only one here thinking this and maybe I'm wrong. But either way the word "anti-antioxidant" bothers me because it sounds like a double negative. Wouldn't it just be called an oxidant?

  • Emmie M
    Emmie M 2 months ago

    Lmao pains! 😂

  • Alpha Male
    Alpha Male 2 months ago

    That IS sad

  • ThatOneGirl
    ThatOneGirl 2 months ago

    I drank golden lattes since I was very young but my mum would put whole milk , crushed almonds , honey and fresh tumeric and some other things.

    .ENGLISH PROFICIENCY 2 months ago

    There isn't a SINGLE "superfood" in the world, just how much debunking are people gonna need to realise that there are no magical cures for everything? But I guess it looks cool on your instagram photos, so that's all you need these days.

  • Joonyur
    Joonyur 2 months ago

    ROFLMAO@a pretty yellow insta!!
    But seriously, instinct tends to make me question if turmeric has more benefits to health from any direct effects it would likely have by maintaining colon health... i.e. stimulus and flora management and even parasitic prevention and removal...
    Anyone know if there's science behind that aspect? Because it can be observed that the health of people with turmeric rich diets tends to be good well into old age...

  • Greg
    Greg 2 months ago

    Can it cure my HIV/AIDS ?

  • AFSamizdat
    AFSamizdat 2 months ago

    Poorly researched, poorly executed.
    I believe it is somewhat disingenuous to make the association that a latte will not benefit you, therefore tumeric will not, based on a gram consumed of potentially active curcuminoids. A study (from linked sources) implicating that piperine is necessary for increasing turmeric's impact on physiology shouldn't entitle one narrative and not another. E.g. a latte with just turmeric will likely have no benefit, due to the poor availability without the presence of piperine.
    Not claiming it will cure your cancer, but a lot on what makes tumeric actually assist potential issues are overlooked (e.g. digestive issues, inflammation). I get you guys are probably being grilled to produce material, but you need more than a couple days to review the research on a topic; 10 sources, which includes a chemistry review, a healthlines blog post, a depression study in rats (not even mentioned in the video)... I feel like this was very much a shotgun approach to nailing a predictable narrative

  • addjewelry
    addjewelry 2 months ago

    People and even scientists...

  • Blake Belladonna
    Blake Belladonna 2 months ago

    What's so sad about this truth? That turmeric has basically no positive or negative health effects? Clickbait much?

  • Dylan Stephen
    Dylan Stephen 2 months ago

    you will never understand something, by only looking at one of many parts. scientists are honestly loosing it.. you guys just accept what you want to accept.. ignoring that everything you know, comes from nature- yet somehow 1000's of years of knowledge is thrown out the window because you fed a bunch of rats, one single component of a complex multi layered system, that is constantly growing. just dumb and foolish

  • retrojohnny77
    retrojohnny77 2 months ago

    Please consider varying your inflection when speaking. While there is variation within each sentence, there is none from one sentence to the next. It starts off medium, then the pitch goes higher, then slowly fades down toward the end of the sentence, trailing off to lowest at the end. (in EVERY sentence)

  • dojufitz
    dojufitz 2 months ago

    The only people who should speak on Turmeric are people using it daily....listen to what they say....

  • Jerry Strupe
    Jerry Strupe 2 months ago

    So a part of me is glad because I almost always think these kind of claims about "super foods" are dumb but I'm kinda sad as if this has little to no effect that means the benifits I've seen since trying suppliments of this are just a placebo.

  • aditi misra
    aditi misra 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Michael Jurney
    Michael Jurney 2 months 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 2 months ago

    How much did the Drug Companies pay you?

  • Monay McNeil
    Monay McNeil 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 months ago

    Is she pregnant?

  • Lance Clemings
    Lance Clemings 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Awol Peace
    Awol Peace 2 months 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 2 months 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 85
    Jeffrey McCune 85 2 months ago +1


  • Jeffrey McCune 85
    Jeffrey McCune 85 2 months 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. 2 months 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 2 months ago

    I just like the taste. XD

  • GrOOvedelta93
    GrOOvedelta93 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

    Haha this just in rats aren't people!

  • Xero
    Xero 2 months 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 USclip to get actual accurate information on tumeric.

  • Johnny J
    Johnny J 2 months ago

    How does she know about yellow tinted feces.

  • PMW3
    PMW3 2 months ago

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

  • Kerkopes
    Kerkopes 2 months ago

    I give up.

    CTFD & DFTBA 2 months ago

    My favorite SciShows are the debunking SciShows

  • Richard BENNETT
    Richard BENNETT 2 months 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 2 months ago

    Essential oils 3.0

  • Aaron Dangerfield
    Aaron Dangerfield 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • typelogin
    typelogin 2 months ago

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

  • Ruthy drawsalot
    Ruthy drawsalot 2 months 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 2 months ago

    What a pain in the assy ...

  • Hubertus Eko Budidharmaja
    Hubertus Eko Budidharmaja 2 months ago +1

    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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

    aw dont cry rattie you're still cute!

  • Ty Vasquez
    Ty Vasquez 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Allison Reece
    Allison Reece 2 months 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 2 months ago

    Last on trending

  • Chloe Rose
    Chloe Rose 2 months ago

    That hair on her forehead is bothering me

  • xnebiax
    xnebiax 2 months ago

    But it can taste good.

  • Bobby Harper
    Bobby Harper 2 months ago

    Latte? Turmeric?

  • Barbie Eyez
    Barbie Eyez 2 months ago

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

  • FalinPerth
    FalinPerth 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

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    vidusha123 2 months ago

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  • Edgard Pinheiro
    Edgard Pinheiro 2 months ago

    Turmeric raises the dead too.

  • RJW
    RJW 2 months ago

    god this girl is terrible

  • George Fatherson
    George Fatherson 2 months ago

    Nose. Nose!

  • adam mac
    adam mac 2 months ago

    Disappointing yet fascinating!

  • Matthew Niedbala
    Matthew Niedbala 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • James Runyon
    James Runyon 2 months ago

    Are you suggesting that I Instagram my yellow tumeric poo?

  • Lost Transmission
    Lost Transmission 2 months ago

    Hello? Are you there? Can you hear me?

  • Philipe Pereira
    Philipe Pereira 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • TomTheTom
    TomTheTom 2 months ago

    Why is an antiantioxidant not just called an oxidant?

  • adrienne.
    adrienne. 2 months ago

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

  • Monut Yadav
    Monut Yadav 2 months ago

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