Kurkuma on ihmeellinen mauste, joka sisältää aktiivisia ainesosia, jotka toimivat antioksidantteina ja anti-inflammatoreina eli tulehduksia ehkäisevinä.
Mielenkiintoista on se, että kurkuman on todettu ehkäisevän aivosolujen kuolemista! Tässä yksi tutkimus:
"Research conducted in Singapore took a look at the role of curcumin (turmeric) in the prevention of basic cognitive decline, the kind that supposedly comes"naturally" with aging. The researchers measured decline by looking at scores on a test called the MMSE (Mini-Mental State Exam).
The MMSE is a simple, eleven-question test that's pretty standard for measuring cognitive decline. Questions include asking the person to name today's date, or follow simple instructions like recalling three objects, counting by 7's, or repeating a simple phrase. The test is quite effective at identifying those with mild cognitive decline.
Those who regularly consumed curry scored significantly higher on average compared to those who never, or rarely, did."