Love Curry? It May Love Your Brain!

It turns out that the chemical in most Indian curries is helpful in preventing degenerative neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disorder. So even if you don’t like curry, it might just be something to develop a taste for in the near future.

Curcumin and Brain Power

Curcumin is the chemical found in most currie recipes. This chemical helps prevent the development of damaging protein clumps and tangles commonly associated with degenerative neurological disorders. Curcumin is a derivative of the spice turmeric and is commonly found in many Indian foods. Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in folk medicines to treat infections and wounds. It is also commonly referred to as “holy powder” in many traditional Indian folk remedies.

Curcumin also has the unique ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and impact electrical and biochemical brain functions. This chemical also contributes to an increase in the brain’s ability to retain electrical and chemical communication abilities and stop early development of Parkinson’s Disorder. Researchers at Michigan State University are investigating how curcumin can also affect other illnesses that involve programmed cell death.

But I Hate Curry!

So what do you do if you really do not like curries? You can take curcumin in supplement form. You can find it in many health food stores. You should take 300 to 500 mg daily for maximum effectiveness in preventing degenerative brain disorder development.

So if you have concerns about your brain health or degenerative neurological illness, think about becoming a fan of Indian foods or going to your local health food store to get a stock of curcumin and feed your brain!

– The Alternative Daily

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