Curry means, “sauce”, the combination of spices that make up curry powder one of our top favorite spice combinations has numerous health benefits. Curry powder packs a punch to some of our favorite Thai recipes. Curry powder is the perfect blend of numerous spice’s from turmeric, coriander, cardamom, sweet basil, cumin, red pepper, garlic, mustard, ginger, and cinnamon.
Sharing 10 Health Benefits of Curry Powder
Cognitive Disease Prevention – while there are many spices that have found to aid one’s mental health. Curcumin has been found to reduce the free radicals on the nervous system; thus, building a strong immune system and eliminating toxic build up within the body.
Pain and Inflammation Relief – one of the most important ingredients in curry powder is turmeric. Turmeric has been found very effective in relieving joint pains and treating inflammation.
Heart Health –cardamom and basil often found in curry have been found to be very effective vasodilators thus aiding in the prevention of heart disease. The fiber present in most curry dishes has also been found to aid in cholesterol management.
Bone Health– calcium, phosphorus and magnesium are all beneficial in maintaining bone muscle health and are key in slowing the degenerative process. One tablespoon of curry powder may contain as much as 30mg of calcium.
Liver Support – turmeric, which is an integral part of curry powder, contains the antioxidant compound curcumin found to detoxify the liver. The liver serves as one of the body’s largest filtration systems processing all food and nutrients that pass through it.
Anti Bacterial – coriander a commonly added herb often added to a traditional curry powder blends has been found to possess antibacterial and antifungal properties. It has even been found to prevent diseases such as E.coli and many gut related infections.
Digestion – curry powder has been found to help ensure the body is absorbing adequate nutrients while maintaining the perfect homeostasis for optimal intestinal health. Spices are chalk full of dietary fiber and help keep things moving!
Metabolism Booster – the impressive amount of proteins found in curry powder aid in the transportation of nutrients from food to other parts of the body. Thus, aiding in one’s overall digestion.
Anti-Aging – the prevention of oxidative stress and damage is made possible by the abundant antioxidant amounts found in curry powder.
Cancer Prevention– the antioxidants in the herbal blend of curry powder make it a top contender for cancer prevention. Among them, curcumin has been found to target tumors and various cancerous growths within the body.
Curry powder not only makes some of our favorite curry dishes taste amazing, but also provides your body with many essential nutrients to achieve optimal health. Curry powder arms your body with some of nature’s most beneficial disease fighting minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
Curry powder’s distinct spicy flavor adds just the right amount of heat and flavor to some of our most popular Thai specialties.
At Thai Street Kitchen we feed the mind, body and soul one spice at a time: making it hands down one of our top Thai Street Kitchen must haves.