Sunday, December 6, 2015


By Dominick H.

Superfood Sunday is a weekly series where project: CLEAN FOOD features the absolute best foods to nourish – and naturally heal – your body.  To help you start each week right, we reveal the one must-have food to add to your diet. Enjoy, and share your inspiration with us by tagging #projectCLEANFOOD on Instagram.

If you're like me, curry is basically a preset on Seamless and the local Indian restaurant knows me by name. But, aside from being delicious (I'm biased, I know), curry is loaded with so many health benefits, which is why it deserves a top spot in Superfood Sunday. Looking for ways to add spice to your life? You won't be disappointed, and here's why:

Curry is spice that comes from the curry tree. Its roots are known to be traced into the countries of Asia and Africa. It is a very popular dish in many other parts of the world, mainly from spice trading that started thousands of years ago. 

Here in the West, curry is commonly known as a spice in most Asian meals prepared in either the Indian, Thai or Chinese traditions. You can also find it in most Ethiopian dishes. When curry is made into a powder, it is mixed with coriander, turmeric and cumin (for the most part). However, many people also add cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, fennel and a few other spices to alter the taste to fall in line with their customs. Bottom line? It's all really really delicious and unique.

Curry powders are filled with iron, phosphorous, manganese, calcium, fiber, potassium, and other nutrients, many of which are only activated and created while cooking: it's kind of amazing. It is also high in antioxidants that help in the purification of the whole body. Curry is known to stimulate the digestive enzymes within the digestive system, thereby making our digestion more consistently strong and potent.

By consuming curry at least once a month, your body will benefit greatly. Curry has been known to reduce–and even eliminate–cancerous tumors of the liver and intestines, including the colon. Because of its strong power and ability to stimulate digestion, eating curry will purify the glands and create a good healthy "heat" in the body. So, it is possible that you may sweat after eating it (here's looking at you Madras and Vindaloo).

Curry has been known to purify the blood as well as increase brain function. When the blood is able to flow correctly and fluidly within the system, the brain gets the energy it needs in order to perform all of its necessary functions that enable and enhance the body. So people that consume curry regularly have been known to eradicate various mental diseases as well as increase their ability to use their brain in more unique ways.

So this week, we at project: CLEAN FOOD challenge you to eat at least one curry dish. Yes, any curry dish you want. Find a great Indian, Thai, or Chinese restaurant and order. Or, if you're really feeling spicy and creative, find a recipe to make your own.

Happy eating.

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