According to a study to compare the risk of the development of Alzheimer’s disease between people in India who use a lot of spices in their meals and people in USA who don’t use spices very much in their meals, people in India had one-fourth the development risk of Alzheimer’s disease of people in USA.
What is the difference between India and USA?
People in India eat curry a lot.
Turmeric used to color curry is expected to prevent dementia.
Turmeric is rich in Curcumin that is good for the brain function.
Curcumin prevents the substance causing dementia from accumulating in the brain.
The substance is called amyloid-Beta and the Accumulation of amyloid-Beta kills nerve cells.
Fig. 1 is a brain cell of a mouse and all the black dots are amyloid-Beta.
Fig. 2 is a Brain cell of a mouse having eaten curcumin every day for 17 months. There is almost no amyloid-beta.
It has turned out that curcumin removes amyloid-Beta and prevents amyloid-Beta from accumulating.
When does amyloid-Beta start to accumulate from?
Amyloid-Beta starts to accumulate from the age of 50s and dementia is developed in their 70s-80s.
People of all ages should eat curry to prevent dementia.
If you don’t like curry so much, you can add turmeric to your soup or other dishes.