If you are a die-hard fan of Chhole Masala, Chicken Tikka Masala, Paneer Butter Masala, and Kofta Curry, then there's an amazing news for you. A recent study says that eating curry can help you in improving your memory and can also make you feel happy.
The scientist who conducted this study explains why it actually is good to binge on curries. We all know that turmeric is the most essential ingredient that goes into the curry, the research published online in American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry says that the compound found in turmeric not just adds bright colour but also improves your memory and mood.
The compound curcumin, a naturally occurring chemical compound found in the spice turmeric, is anti-inflammatory with antioxidant properties. The usage of curcumin in the Indian diet is suggested to aged people in order to lower the rate of Alzheimer’s disease and better cognitive performance.
The study was first done by Dr. Gary Small, director of geriatric psychiatry at UCLA’s Longevity Center and of the geriatric psychiatry division at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.
Explaining us the positive correlation that has between curcumin and cognition, Dr. Gray said,
Exactly how curcumin exerts its effects is not certain, but it may be due to its ability to reduce brain inﬂammation, which has been linked to both Alzheimer’s disease and major depression.
These results suggest that taking this relatively safe form of curcumin could provide meaningful cognitive benefits over the years.
Nearly 40 adults ranging between 50 and 90 with mild memory complaints were put to a test in this placebo-controlled study. The participants were randomly assigned either a placebo or 90 milligrams of curcumin, twice, daily for 18 months.
The researchers checked the curcumin levels in the participant’s body at the start of the study. After 18 months, the result stated- that participants taking curcumin had witnessed a good improvement in memory and attention abilities, while the subjects who received a placebo did not.
Dr. Gray told this in the University of California, where the memory test showed that people with curcumin improved by 28 percent over 18 months.
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