05 Dec

Fact Friday

5 Reasons Curry Is Good For You

Medical research has shown that curry powders may provide a range of health benefits. Numerous studies show that turmeric, the key ingredient, and its primary active compound curcumin can help prevent everything from cancer to Alzheimers disease.

1/ Turmeric helps protect your bones, preserve bone structure and connectivity and may ward off osteoporosis.

2/ Curcumin has strong anti-inflammatory properties, help with digestion, guard against cancer of the colon and slow down the build-up of plaques on the brain which is the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

3/ Ginger is an ingredient commonly used in curry and it is a well-known painkiller that contains an antioxidant that acts as a pain relief against arthritis.  Ginger also helps improve circulation.

4/ Chinese herbalists have been known to use sweet basil, found in curry. Researchers found that basil helps reduce blood pressure and the levels of the proteins that constrict blood vessels.

5/ Medical research shows that garlic contains allicin which is antibiotic, antifungal and may even be antiviral.

*Please consult your GP or Pharmacisit if you suffer from any medical conditions.