Most people wince when they hear the word curry. I always used to. My first house was a condo that had other condos attached to it. I swear our neighbor cooked with curry almost daily. I could seriously smell it five condos down on a daily basis. When people hear the word curry they automatically think spicy. I assure you it’s not just about it being spicy because it’s sweet at the same time. It’s hard to explain you really just have to try it. I’m still not a fan of the smell but I do love the taste. Not only am I going to introduce you to this Easy Curry Beef Bowls I’m going to explain how curry can be good for your diet.
I wasn’t always a foodie. I know your shocked, but you would not have found me in the kitchen seven years ago. I kid you not my husband and I ate out at least four times a week and we ate a lot of boxed and canned dinners. Then we started our family and though our original plan was for me to return to week after the usual maternity leave, we decided it was best for me and our family that I stay home for a year or two after my daughter was born. I didn’t find love in the kitchen because I had all of this spare time on my hands it was more because I started to actually care what we ate as a family. My love for food was born when my daughter started eating solids. I wanted to make her food from scratch. I don’t know much about processed, packaged or frozen foods and how good or bad they actually are for you, I just knew that freshly pureed sweet potato had to be better for my little girl than a package that has a shelf life. So my pureeing skills kicked in and I bought those little containers in bulk and my trusty blender went everywhere with me. I remember spending my daughters first summer up at our camp we bought. My husband would travel to work from there and Madison and I would spend the days at the beach with my grandmother. She would come up to my site and I’d make her lunch and she would see me pureeing food for the upcoming days for my daughter. She said I was a good mom for being so concerned what my daughter ate. That was one of the best summers of my life. We had so many laughs, me, my gram and my mother. Mom and I would cook a few meals a week and we would all eat together. I was learning to love being in the kitchen from my grandmother and my mother.
Fast forward seven years and though I buy the endless bags of fishies, boxed mac n cheese, yes the powdery the better, and frozen waffles! I still try and cook healthy meals for me and my family, but I’m human, we eat the powdery stuff too. I don’t know much about essential oils and what to buy that is organic but I do know that getting my kids to eat fresh fruit, vegetables and plenty of protein is important for them. Are my kids going to eat a curry dish? HELL NO. This is more about what is healthy for my husband as we get older. How can you not want to try and work on the below issues as I quickly approach my forties. (yikes!)
- Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease
I can’t believe that researchers have connected curcumin to a reduction in plaque that free radicals deposit in the neural pathways of the brain. They say It stimulates the immune system to eliminate the amino acids that make up this plaque, then it reduces cognitive decline and the chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease.
- Prevents Cancer
This is one that I’m highly interested in since I lost my dad to cancer.
- Relieves Pain & Inflammation.
- Protects Heart Health.
- Improves Bone Health.
- Antibacterial Activity.
- Liver Toxicity.
The most important ingredients within curry powder are coriander, cumin and turmeric. When I read research suggests that increasing the amount of turmeric can stimulate anti-cancer activity in human saliva! I believe in the research and studies. I also remember reading that the anti-inflammatory qualities of turmeric actively decrease joint inflammation and deterioration, as well as the associated pain of diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. The effects of turmeric have been shown to be comparable to ibuprofen, but most people prefer the organic solutions over the artificial pharmaceutical ones.