5 great benefits of curry that you may not know yet
With its distinctive aroma, curry has gradually taken its place in the hearts of food lovers from Europe to Asia. What's more amazing is that curry has a multitude of health benefits, especially for cardiovascular health, according to Natural News.
Helping increase blood flow
Researchers tested 14 healthy men eating a 500-calorie meal with curry or a curry-free meal. And then, another special test, consisting of 180 grams of rice with curry or 200 grams of rice without curry. Before the experiment, the researchers measured blood vessel indicators of the participants. An hour after eating a meal with curry, they also re-measured those indicators.
The results helped researchers discover that people who ate meals without curry had significantly reduced blood flow. In contrast, people who ate a curry diet had increased blood flow. Since then, researchers have concluded that consumption of curry increased blood flow in the cardiovascular system.
This amazing effect of curry is due to the antioxidants found in curry. This makes the curry a great supplement for the diet, especially for those at risk of atherosclerosis. Some spices in curry also bring great benefits to cardiovascular health. For example, garlic is also capable of cleaning plaque in arteries and is able to effectively lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension.
In a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, researchers found that curcumin may prevent the formation of glioblastoma - a type of cancer that grows in the brain.
Studies have also shown that curcumin can reduce blood vessel formation in the spread of cancer, as well as contribute to the destruction of cancer cells, reduce the growth of cancer cell and inhibit tumor growth. Some evidence suggests curcumin may help prevent primary cancer, especially colorectal cancer. In a study of 44 men with colon lesions which could turn into cancer, taking 4g curcumin every day for 30 days reduced this damage by 40%.
Improving cognitive function
The main ingredient of curry is turmeric that contains curcumin. This compound is known for its ability to stimulate the immune system and remove excess plaque in neurotransmitters. It may reduce the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease.
Promoting bone formation
Compounds in curry powder have the effect of speeding up bone growth, connection, and repair, as well as increasing resistance to osteoporosis by up to 50%.
Curry powder also has anti-inflammatory properties. This is particularly beneficial in controlling pain and inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, the curative ability of curry is assessed as equivalent to ibuprofen anti-inflammatory dose.
By: Joshua Thompson