Hi, Buzzers! Do you type of people who quite satisfy with little spices in your food? Or you are the adventurous one who loves spices? Well, probably now you want to go to that Asian and Indian restaurant after this. Since despite its strong flavor, the spices are healthy for your brain! It can benefit your brain to prevent memory loss or dementia, so Buzzers here is the top 5.
Turmeric contains curcumin. Curcumin will help to reduce plaques in a person with Alzheimer. Besides that, it also sharpens your memory and can be used as antidepressant too. Many Southeast Asian and South Asian food contains turmeric such as Nasi Kuning from Indonesia or haldi doodh, a hot turmeric milk from Pakistan.
Nutmeg is beneficial for the brain because of its essential oil called myristicin and macelignan. These two can reduce degradation of neural pathways and cognitive function that affected people with dementia and alzheimers. The nutmeg is also used in beef Phanaeng curry, a famous dish in Thailand which written by Siam’s singers in 126 years old cookbook from 19th century Siam.
Clove is an aromatic spices that can be used to relieve stress and also avoid reverse learning and memory deficits. Clove can be used in cookies and give fragrant to the biryani rice, a famous delicacy.
Ashwaganda is also known as Indian ginseng. Ashwagandha has been used in Ayurvedic medicine. The researcher found that ashwagandha can prevent memory loss and Alzheimer by reduce amyloid and increase protein in the liver which carried in the bloodstream before reaching the brain. Ashwagandha usually sprinkles over yogurt, cooked food, and often blended with honey or Indian ghee.
Ginseng has ginsenosides, a unique compound that has many health benefits and one of it is to combat Alzheimer’s disease. The famous dish in South Korea with ginseng is Samgyetang more like a chicken soup with ginseng that usually served during winter.