Five Health Issues That Curry Actually Helps You Overcome
Curry Up Grill specializes homemade Indian cuisine. Did you know curry powder is a blend of several spices? Cardamom, coriander, cumin, fenugreek and turmeric are key components. Hotter curry powders add chilies to get the spicy kick. Here are five health issues that curry helps alleviate or prevent. Kick off your New Year's resolution for healthy eating by adding curry to your diet.
Turmeric is rich in curcumin. Curcumin is known to have anti-inflammatory properties that help protect against cancerous cells, especially in the breast, colon, lung, and pancreas. Studies involving the use of curcumin are ongoing.
Again, it’s the anti-inflammatory properties in turmeric that helps reduce your risk for diabetes. A study completed by the Colorado State University found animals given turmeric had fewer rapid changes in blood sugar. The curcumin also helped ease the body’s sensitivity to insulin. Researchers who worked on the study found turmeric acted much like a popular prescription medication used to lower blood sugar levels.
3. High Cholesterol:
Studies find fenugreek seeds help prevent bad cholesterol from being absorbed by the intestines. It also helps reduce the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. For people with high cholesterol, regular consumption of curries containing fenugreek can help lower bad cholesterol levels and raise the good ones. A study involving daily consumption of up to 50 grams of fenugreek seed powder reduced cholesterol levels within 20 days.
2. Lead and Mercury Exposure:
It’s well known that exposure to lead and mercury affect the body in negative ways, including lowered sperm count and muscle weakness. Kansas State University studied the use of coriander to prevent the negative effects these heavy metals have on the body. The study found regular consumption helped reduce the amount of lead from being absorbed into bones. It also found that heavy metals like mercury exited the body at a faster rate when a diet is rich in coriander.
1. Cardiovascular Disease:
The Chinese University of Hong Kong studied the use of curry powder to reduce the risk of heart disease. In the study, two groups of animals were fed diets rich in fats. One of the groups also received diets rich in the capsaicin found in chili peppers that give curries their spicy heat. Those animals who ingested capsaicinoids lessened the risk of fatty plague that formed on blood vessel walls. The spices also helped block genes that restricted blood flow.
At Curry Up Indian Grill, enjoy a range of curry dishes and grilled fare using our special blend of curry spices. You’ll find our menu of Indian foods offers popular dishes like Korma and Tikka Masala. We’re open seven days a week. Call 614-437-2003 to learn more about our American twist on Indian cuisine, to order takeout or to arrange catering for your next gathering.