Do you like curry? I wasn’t a fan of curry when I first started trying it. However, I was first introduced to the world of curry through red curry stew. It wasn’t until I discovered green curry via some Thai food in Ireland that my love of curry world opened. If you haven’t added curry to your diet, do so NOW! Curry is thought to be one of the World’s Healthiest Foods (see all curry resources backing this and more at the end of this post).
Though many Americans and Germans, that I know, still turn their noses up at the thought of eating “curry”, they probably don’t realize how many condiments or dishes they currently may be eating that do contain this spice such as yellow and brown mustard, some packaged soups, some dairy products such as butter, cheese, or yogurt, and certain salad dressings. You don’t have to actually eat “typical Indian curry dishes”, which can sometimes be overwhelming with the flavor of curry, to get the health benefits that curry has to offer. As a matter of fact, most dishes that I make with a heavy curry influence, the curry goes undetected by my family members and friends. Curry can easily be added into your diet, just as most people do with salt or pepper, and most people won’t even know you have added it.
Curry powder is used in cancer treatments, worldwide, and is said to help in possible prevention. Curcumin, found in curry, is a natural anticancer compound. There is an abundance of research showing that Curcumin blocks and fights cancer growth. Click here for one research example from UCLA.
Curry keeps your liver, and other organs, healthy, by detoxifying. Also, curry is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, natural painkiller, helps prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, used to treat depression, natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and lowers cholesterol.
Prostate cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death amongst American men. Research, see resources at the end of this post, has shown that when curry is combined with certain veggies, especially cauliflower, and eaten, there is a great potential of preventing and possibly even stopping the growth of existing prostate cancer. Some of our delicious recipes with curry & cauliflower: 1) Roasted Chicken with Curry Cauliflower 2) Roasted Curry Cauliflower
More Benefits from Curry
May prevent and even “kill off” existing melanoma cells.
Possibly help psoriasis and other skin conditions
Keeps you looking younger as it assists in remodelling of damaged skin
Reduces the risk of childhood leukaemia
Potent but natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs, but without the side effects
May aid in fat metabolism helping in weight management
Has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors
Curry powder contains Curcumin, member of the ginger family and an active ingredient in the herb Turmeric. Turmeric is an extremely healthy yellow spice. At the grocery store, you can purchase curry powder which contains turmeric or buy turmeric direct which will be more concentrated. You might only think of India when you think of Curry, Turmeric is a ground root native to India, but the Western world is quickly opening its eyes to the many benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin found in Curry powder.