CURRY FOR ADDED PROTECTION FROM ALZHEIMER’S – Curry has been singled out as a possible weapon against Alzheimer’s Disease. A study from the National University of Singapore documented a much lower rate of dementia in people who ate curry regularly as opposed to those who ate it rarely. A possible reason for this find is that Curry powder contains turmeric. Turmeric contains high levels of curcummin which has a high anti-inflammatory effect. Curcummin has actually been shown to reverse plaque formation in the animal model of Alzheirmer’s disease. Additionally, curry powder is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Iron and Manganese. For those who find curry powder too “hot”, remember, it is a combination of spices. Experiment with different blends and find the right “heat level” for you.
For recipes that use curry powder in more than just a traditional chicken curry with rice, check out: Curry Recipes