Are you foodie and love to chow down? Well, I do, and if you are like me, you also love savory foods with a little kick. I came across this very interesting blog post written by Inspirit Physical Therapy. After reading through the post I felt behooved to share with my subscribers.
Turmeric – commonly known as curry powder – is a popular spice used in Middle Eastern and Asian foods. Apparently, turmeric has some very good health benefits. The compound Curcumin found in turmeric has been shown to interfere with many cellular signaling pathways including inflammation. Over the years it has been linked to protection against Alzheimer’s, prostate cancer, arthritis and various metabolic syndromes. In addition a study also found Curcumin to retard age-related arterial stiffening. Going out for dinner this week? If you are, maybe you should swing by the local Thai restaurant. Panang Curry anyone?
Curcumin has increasingly come under the scientific spotlight in recent years, with studies investigating its potential health benefits. It has even been found to outperform pharmaceuticals in preventing disease. Curcumin is a compound found in the spice turmeric which gives it a natural pigment. It has been linked to a range of health benefits, including potential protection against prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s, protection against heart failure, diabetes, and arthritis. Two studies add to that mix with benefits for arterial aging and cognition.
The first of the news studies, published in Experimental Gerontology and performed by scientists from the University of Colorado, found that curcumin was associated with improved vascular health in aging lab mice.
Curcumin is a diferuloylmethane derived from turmeric (popularly called “curry powder”) that has been shown to interfere with multiple cell signaling pathways, including cell cycle, proliferation, survival, invasion, metastasis and inflammation.
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