More Evidence Of Healing Properties Of Curry
With consumption of large amount of fruit and vegetable in various colors, we could prevent many modern diseases such as: cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and malignant diseases that arise as a consequence of modern lifestyles and nutrition.
To understand why food is so important and has a great impact on the body, we need to know what it contains. Healing food can attributed to all phyto chemicals from fruit and vegetables. These photochemical have expressed anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer effect. They stimulate the natural defense mechanism of the body in the fight against toxins and thus positively affect health.
Phytochemicals food have proved as powerful fighters against inflammation, as well as powerful fighters against cancer. One of the strongest phytochemicals against inflammation is curcumin, a yellow pigments from the turmeric plant, and we must not forgot the famous omega 3 fatty acids, whose sufficient intake in the body, to a significant extent, can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The molecule of turmeric, an ingredient in curry, which gives intensively yellow color to this spice, can kill cancer cells of esophagus in laboratory conditions.
This could serve as a basis for a new way of treating cancer, concluded researchers from Cancer Research Center in Cork, Ireland.
Researchers treated cancer cells of esophagus with curcumin. They found that this compound kills cancer cells within 24 hours. Under the influence of curcumin, cancer cells began to “eat” themselves, reports Reuters.
Some previous studies have shown that curcumin inhibits the development and spread of tumors and that people who eat a lot curry may be less prone to developing cancer, although the anticancer effects of this compounds shall rapidly lose after consuming.
The latest study conducted by scientists from Graz showed that ingredient in curry – curcumin could delay the damage to the liver, which can lead to cirrhosis.
Tests conducted on laboratory mice have shown that intake of curcumin deaden inflammatory processes that may otherwise cause damage to the liver cells, which on the other hand can lead to liver cancer.
The latest study shows that curcumin also causes stimulation of the immune system, which leads to reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.