Help in a Curry


If you’ve ever been a Marlboro man, you may be able to undo some of the damage: Consuming curry can help former smokers breathe easier. In a Singapore study, ex-smokers who ate curry monthly scored 10% higher on a lung function test than those who didn’t eat the spice blend. Even folks who had never lit up took deeper breaths after downing curry-rich food. Credit the antioxidants in the spice turmeric, says study author Ng Tze Pin MD PhD. Not a curry fan? Make yellow mustard your go-to condiment; it’s high in turmeric.



Image by Travis Rathbone


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