Did you know that curry has loads of health benefits? One of these benefits is so important, it has to be talked about.
First, let’s go over the most common ingredients in curry. There are differences based on region, but let’s look at what’s most common. It includes turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, fenugreek, cumin, sweet basil, red pepper and coriander. Mustard seed, cayenne pepper, and cardamom are also often found in curry spice mixtures. Turmeric is probably the most valuable spice component of curry powder, and one of the organic components of turmeric is called curcumin.
Removes Brain Plaque
Turmeric is so special because it reduces the plaque that free radicals deposit in the neural pathways of your brain. It stimulates the immune system to eliminate the amino acids that create this plaque. In doing so, this helps reduce cognitive decline and your chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a very scary problem that a lot of people face in America, and this explains why so few people in India have it.
Kills Cancer Cells
Curcumin has the ability to stop cancer in one of its earliest stages. The ability is called “DNA Damage Response.” Studies show that it can reduce angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels in tumors), metastasis (spread of cancer), and kill cancerous cells!
Turmeric has shown to lower blood glucose levels and reverse insulin resistance. It acts as an anti-diabetic and antioxidant in diabetes, especially type 1. It reduces plaque buildup in arteries of type 2 patients, and improves metabolic functions.
Curcumin is among the most potent anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative agents (relating to a substance used to prevent or retard the spread of cells, especially malignant cells, into surrounding tissues). We have aches and pains, especially as we get older. You could take Asprin or Ibuprofen, but in fact, curcumin has shown to be more potent!
There’re even more benefits to turmeric that I haven’t mentioned here, but these definitely come on top as some of the most beneficial! Now that we know how badly we need to include this into our diets, let’s get to work and make some curry! The benefits of eating curry cannot be denied. If you don’t want to make it, you can at least find an Indian restaurant at which to become a regular! To make your own Japanese style curry for 2, check out my how to on making easy Japanese curry!