The next time you cook, you might want to add some extra kick to your recipe.
Curry powders, which can range from hot to mild, and come from South Asia, may provide a range of health benefits, according to medical research. The key ingredient? Turmeric, which is usually found in the more typical yellow curries. A host of studies have shown that turmeric, and it's main active component curcumin, can help prevent everything from Alzheimer's disease to cancer.
Turmeric comes as a spice, but also in supplement form. Just how much turmeric should be in your diet? Ask your doctor, and keep in mind that turmeric may slow blood clotting, so do not eat it if you are taking medications that also disrupt clotting. Otherwise, adding a little spice to your life might help with the following: