23 May 2009

Eat Indian curry to lose weight














Eating lots of curry may help you lose weight, research suggests.

Scientists believe that haldi, or turmeric, which is used in most Indian meals, has an active ingredient that can help fight obesity.

A meal that includes haldi will lead to less weight gain than one without the yellow powder.

This is because haldi contains a plant-based chemical called curcumin which suppresses the growth of fat tissue in mice and human cell cultures, according to a study by Tufts University in Boston, published in the Journal of Nutrition.

Curcumin is also easily absorbed by the body, the researchers said, after experiments on mice.

"Weight gain is the result of the growth and expansion of fat tissue, which cannot happen unless new blood vessels form, a process known as angiogenesis," said senior study author Mohsen Meydani of the Jean Mayer U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts.

"Based on our data, curcumin appears to suppress angiogenic activity in the fat tissue of mice fed high fat diets," he said in a statement.

In particular, turmeric is effective when added to a high-fat meal, suggesting it could help fight obesity.

Researchers gave one set of mice high-fat diets and another set the same food with 500mg of curcumin added to each meal.

After 12 weeks, the mice which were fed curcumin weighed less than those which did not eat it.

The next step will be to perform clinical trials on humans, said the researchers.

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12 comments:

shahnawaz said...

very nice but it may possible that turmeric contain food not taste full for mice so they can't take as proper food

deepa said...

nice results but we al indians r using turmeric as a normal ingredient but stil facing obesity..

ruhii said...

its wonderfull news for womans but mice how to eat turmic its really become good achievement.

dileep said...

we all indians r using turmeric as a normal ingredient but stil facing obesity because turmerice work on cell lines because it will acts directly on cells and action is sharp.....but when it used in currys turmeric was cooked or fried and by acting several digestive enzymes its action is very less or nill so indians are facing obesity

jatinsamanta said...

Its very gd news but this news already published in daily news paper like Times of india.one of thing turmric use procedure in curry is very important.

Anonymous said...

turmeric and its medicinal value is not new story of indians,but it is consumed in small amounts,and cannot be used as major source of food because it is nonpalleable.

deepthi pattanath said...

I think thats a good thing .but then what is the reason for high rate of obesity in indians? almost all indians use turmeric powder in all curries mainly for the purpose of removing poison traces and it is a traditional thing .still the tribal peoples use turmeric for medicinal purposes.it is main constituent in ayurvedic medicines also

bhavani said...

very stupid its oily

kt said...

its not really very gud news bz we all indian use haldi in daily cooking as one of spices but still facing obesity . scientest must to clear in which form they use turmic

charismaorama said...

huh...is there a beta way to get slim?

moorthy said...

MOORTHY SAID...
YA... ITS WONDER TAT CURCUMIN HAS VERY GOOD ACTIVITY AGAINST OBESITY

Tofayel said...

better develope a habit of eating raw haldi(curcumin) with honey in the morning ...

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