Recent research has given reason to healthfully indulge in that yummy warm yellow sauce known as curry – it can benefit your heart. One of the newest heart-friendly compounds, curcumin, an ingredient in the curry spice turmeric, has been found to lower the risk of heart failure and reduce heart enlargement.
The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre of the Toronto General Hospital performed tests on mice that were at higher risks for heart problems. The mice were given doses of curcumin, which resulted in prevention and reversal of enlarged hearts, restoration of heart function, and a reduction of scar formation.
Human trials are beginning shortly, but scientists believe that curcumin will produce the same results in humans as seen in mice. However, if you have heart problems, eating curcumin does not take the place of your physician-prescribed treatment.
Regardless, a good curry sauce is invaluable in the kitchen, especially when you want a savory meal in a short amount of time.
And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .
SheKnows is making some changes!