Benefits of Eating Curry

August 10, 2015

At Royal Nawaab we love eating curry and you’ll be surprised by how many benefits there are to eating this popular dish.

When you eat curries like Masala and Korma you can get a bit worried when you see the amount of cream used but as long as you eat curry in moderation you can enjoy the benefits.

Some ingredients in Indian curry have been tested and proved to help against diseases and ailments. Eating curry has proved to help give relief to people suffering from arthritis. Some spices used in curries have also offered protection against Alzheimer’s.

Some spices used in Indian curries have beneficial properties that help prevent illness and maintain a healthy immune system.


Ginger can act as an effective pain reliever from the agony of arthritis. The spice is already used as a supplement called Zinaxin.

Studies carried out by U.S and presented at a British Medical Association conference confirmed that the two-thirds of the people involved in the study that were taking ginger supplements experienced a reduced amount of pain that was caused by arthritis.

This is because the spice has antioxidants gingerol, shagaol and zingerone. The Zingerone reacts with the free radicals that can cause tissue damage and joint inflammation so helps reduce the pain of arthritis.


Curcumin is the primary active compound in turmeric which is found in curry powders. A recent study from the U.S. found that eating turmeric can slow down the build-up of plaques on the brain which is the main cause of Alzheimer’s by up to 50%.

Turmeric has also been found to help with digestion as well as guard against heart attacks and cancer in the colon. It also has a strong anti-inflammatory properties.


Cumin contains phytochemicals, chemicals which are found in plants. Several phytochemicals, including cumin have been found to block various hormone actions and metabolic pathways that are associated with the development of cancer and heart disease
A study in Israel showed that the patients consuming high levels of cumin were less likely to develop prostate cancer.


Found in red peppers, capsicum works as anti-inflammatory, which reduces cholesterol formation in the liver and also used in topical preparations for arthritis relief.

There are many benefits to eating curry but as we mentioned before you need to be careful how much curries you eat as the curries with high cream content isn’t good for your waist line. An average Chicken Tikka Masala has 1,500 calories.

At Royal Nawaab we create our curries with fresh vegetables and ingredients so our customers can enjoy curries filled with valuable nutrients. As long as you eat curry as part of a healthy diet you can receive the benefits of these spices.