have blogged several times about the importance of adding Apple
Cider Vinegar to curry to create an authentic taste and
accentuate the flavours of spices like turmeric. Now a new study
from Australia suggests that eating curry at least once a week can
hold dementia at bay.
Australian study has been published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
They point to turmeric, as the ingredient that will keep brains
brighter for longer as they age. The popular spice contains a chemical
called curcumin, which is thought to block rogue proteins called
beta amyloid. Beta amyloid creates clumps which destroy brain cells.
from Edith Cowan University in Perth studied 96 participants aged
between 40 and 90 over a twelve month period. Some were given a
daily placebo, while others were administered curcumin pills. In
tests of verbal and memory skills, those taking the dummy pill suffered
a decline in mental function after just six months whereas the subjects
taking the curcumin did not.
evidence already suggests that in societies that regularly consume
curry suffer much lower levels of dementia than those who do not.
researchers at the University of Colorado are suggesting that curcumin
may help fight drug-resistant tuberculosis.
has been used in traditional Asian medicines for decades to treat
many conditions and researchers say it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant,
and perhaps even anti-cancer properties.