Every New Year’s Eve, party chatter is often about what we’re resolving to do in the months ahead. And for those of us who brought up the usual “eat healthier and exercise,” with the new year officially settled in, we might want to remember this tidbit.
It’s about curry powder, which is a flavorful spice blend popular in a lot of Indian and Southeast Asian dishes. Curry is often an acquired taste that some of us may not be familiar with, but studies show it packs a powerful, healthy punch. It contains something called turmeric, which is what gives curry powder its bright yellow color, and also supposedly has a long list of good-for-us benefits, like increasing our energy levels, aiding digestion, relieving arthritis pain, lowering cholesterol, even inhibiting the growth of cancer cells!
Now that’s a pretty tall order for one little spice. But with so much positive research, it certainly bears thinking about, and here's a great idea that will make those who are new to curry take note: an easy chicken salad you won’t need a recipe for.
All we do is mix together some cut-up rotisserie chicken, maybe some light mayo and a bit of curry powder, salt and pepper to taste. To keep with our healthy resolutions, serve it up over salad greens or sandwiched between whole-grain bread. Give it a try! And if some healthy benefits kick in also, that’ll be double the reason to enjoy this little spice blend packed with...."OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!"