Turmeric – Curry’s Brain Food Spice

Dr. Oz recommends eating curry twice a week for your health – do you know why?

Turmeric, the bright yellow root which contributes to the distinctive color and flavor of Japanese curry, has been used since ancient times to treat ailments ranging from digestive disorders to arthritis. Turmeric’s active component is the phytochemical curcumin.

Phytochemicals are produced by plants to protect themselves in nature, and research indicates these chemicals have the potential to help humans as well. Other known phytochemicals include lycopene (in tomatoes), isoflavones (in soy), and flavanoids (in fruit). While Dr. Oz specifically touts curcumin’s ability to stave off Alzheimer’s disease, modern studies have also confirmed that curcumin has the potential to prevent and/or treat a host of other diseases, including cancer and diabetes.

Eating curry twice a week – sounds like a tasty prescription to us!