Plenty of Reasons to Eat Curry

Here at hungryhouse we’re a ravenous bunch, and we’re not afraid to admit it. But nothing gets us drooling as much as the thought of a hot, spicy curry with poppadom’s and pilaf rice. And we’re not alone in our obsession.

In fact, Britain is curry crazy – as in 18 tonnes of chicken tikka masala eaten each week! And that’s not counting all the madras, and jalfrezi and korma, and the list goes on.

But did you know all this curry we are consuming is actually doing us a world of good?

Curry is packed with ingredients which boost your body’s immunity and healing properties. Chilli pepper, garlic, ginger and turmeric make your masala taste delicious but also contain a plethora of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamin A, C and B6, all of which boost infection-fighting cells and help reduce the risk of certain diseases like heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

Curry for beauty

Curry makes you beautiful! Curries contain lots of antioxidant-rich ingredients, such as turmeric and cinnamon which help improve the appearance of your skin. Fennel decreases redness and irritation and pepper increase circulation, which boosts the appearance of the skin. Throw away your expensive creams and eat another curry instead! Okay not quite, but the protein found in curcumin also helps improve your hair and nails, while adding extra spice to that lamb tikka can raise your metabolic rate and help burn more calories.

Curry for health

Curries are full of digestion-friendly ingredients, so if you think your body can’t handle a curry, think again. Anise, allspice, cardamom and black pepper all aid the digestion. Curry can even help ease stomach aches and relieve hemorrhoids. Black pepper is also a wonderful way to break down fat cells, so curry can be part of your dieting regime after all!

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Curry for your, erm, libedo

Many of the ingredients in curry have natural aphrodisiac properties, so if you really want to add some spice to the evening, choose a cardamom and ginger packed dish and enjoy your dessert! Chilies naturally increase your heart rate, giving you a boost of energy and a rush of endorphines, and things only improve from there cough cough.