The Health Benefits of Curry

Posted by Puteri | 11/02/2007 10:06:00 PM | | 0 comments »

Did you know that eating curry is good for you?

One of the spicy ingredients in curry is tumeric and it contains a crucial chemical called curcumin. Researchers have found that tumeric can help slow the progression of neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's is linked to the build up of knots in the brain called amyloid plaques.

Turmeric reduced the number of these plaques by a half.

It is interesting to note that studies have found that in India only 1% of people over age 65 living in some villages suffer from Alzheimer's.

Tumeric is also beneficial for digestion, fighting infection and guarding against heart attacks. It has also been found that tumeric eases the swelling in joints for those suffering from arthritis and rheumatism.

I love curries, and with this great news, I will try to cook curried food more often! :-)

Sources: BBC News | Tasty Curry Might Have a Fringe Benefit