Bring a rainbow of colour to your diet with a clean and colourful curry.
Unlike many restaurant, takeaway and ready-made curries, making your own curry with fresh, natural ingredients can bring many health benefits.
Simple and easy to make, your imagination is free to run wild given the very versatile nature of curries and the fact that most are largely based on healthy ingredients.
So, just what potential health benefits can a clean curry bring? The Detox Bible has taken a look at some of the most popular ingredients to explain why you should be throwing them into your next culinary creation…
Anti-viral and anti-bacterial fatty acids in coconut milk aid your body’s immune system.
Coconut milk also supports your body in digesting food.
Both red and green chillies contain more of the powerful antioxidant vitamin C than citrus fruits!
Chillies also help to protect the body from the effects of free radicals generated during stress thanks to vitamin A.
Garlic has some fantastic health properties, in particular in helping to reduce high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels.
Low in calories, rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and Manganese, garlic is incredibly nutritious and also helps to boost your immune system.
Coriander is much more than just a garnish. Rich in essential oils, minerals and vitamins, coriander can help to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, regulate your blood sugar levels and support digestion.
It can help with the treatment of skin inflammation and disorders, mouth ulcer and menstrual disorders.
Ginger belongs to the same family as cardamom and turmeric, which also have wonderful health properties.
The root or stem of the ginger plant can help prevent nausea and sickness, relieve pain and even help with problems such as arthritis.
Turmeric comes from the root stalk of a tropical plant and belongs to the ginger family. It is best known for its distinctive yellow colour.
Turmeric is thought to help with digestion as well as guard against heart attacks. It also has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
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Onions improve the working of vitamin C in the body, which helps to give your immune system a boost.
Chromium in onions helps to regulate your blood sugar levels.
And eating raw onion will help to encourage the production of good cholesterol, helping to keep your heart healthy.
Cumin seeds contain antioxidants, help reduce flatulence and are a great source of fibre.
The spice is rich in vitamins and minerals, bringing a whole host of health benefits.
Rich in antioxidants, cardamom helps to clean the body of free radicals, lower blood pressure and reduce cellular ageing.
This spice may help ward off colds and is also believed to help prevent the development of cancer.
It is also thought to be a powerful aphrodisiac and is great in curries!
Cashew nuts are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, including vitamins E, K, and B6, many of which are important for maintaining good bodily function, particularly blood, heart and eye health.
Replacing animal fats and proteins with the fats found in cashew nut is believed to help with weight loss.
White rice loses many of its health benefits when it is processed however it does contain phytic acid which helps the body to absorb iron.
Healthier rice options include wholegrain, brown, or wild rice which contain B vitamins, bone-building phosphorus, and magnesium.
Why not add some quinoa to your rice for extra protein? With twice the protein content of rice, quinoa is also a very good source of calcium, magnesium and manganese.
Try for yourself using your favourite clean ingredients!