Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric which gives this warm, nutty spice its powerful nutritious properties,was first used 3000 years ago as an anti-inflammatory agent in Asia. Research has shown that curcumin has vast therapeutic potential in a variety of diseases through its anti-oxidative, and anti-inflammatory pathways.
Research has shown in Asian populations that people who eat more curry score higher on memory and cognition tests compared to those who don’t eat as much of the spice. Turmeric is the nutrition powerhouse found in curry spice. The diet-outcome correlation between turmeric and memory continues to be a research topic.
The benefit presented from both retrospective and prospective research studies provide a strong case for : put turmeric in your food, smoothies, soups, milks! We offer recipes for those of you who are new to this game.