One of the reasons to go with Indian food, or with any food from an ancient culture, is simply that it has been around for thousands of years. And that means it has come to the modern era through trial an error, over the course of thousands of years and millions of people. So, you know, it is just more likely to be extremely healthy.
Indian cooking uses a lot of turmeric (which is in the ginger family) and has anti-inflammatory properties.
from Integrative Medicine MD, Dr. Andrew Weil, on Turmeric..
Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric and is a close relative of the rhizome, ginger. It acts as an antioxidant and as an anti-inflammatory agent
and, of course, ideally, you should have your own GP approve whatever dietary changes you make. With Indian food, of course, not everyone's system is going to do well with high levels of very spicy chilis. But recipes can be adapted...
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