If you're really paying attention, you may have noticed the slight error in this title-- most superfoods are only a single ingredient, while "curry" is actually a blend of herbs and spices that gets its distinctive color from ground Turmeric. But new research suggests that curcumin, the active compound in Turmeric, is more of a team player than a standalone star. It may have incredible abilities to curb fat production and fight cancer, but our bodies have a bit of trouble absorbing it to make use of these benefits.
Luckily, there are a plethora of other natural compounds that help your body take in more curcumin goodness, and they come from foods that pair naturally with Turmeric's bold flavors. Black pepper is the real pitch hitter, but curcumin has synergy with many different spices, all of which can be mixed into the blend we call curry. Curcumin is also enhanced by tofu and fish, which are already two of the healthiest proteins to put it on.
The real icing on the cake is how easy curry is to prepare-- just pop the ingredients into a slow cooker and wait! And if you need some inspiration, Skinny Slow Cooker Curry is full of easy, flavorful recipes that make use of all carcumin's natural synergies. Once you try a few out, you'll see why healthy, low-fat curry is the next big thing to take the health food world by storm. Quite possibly, dare we say, the next superfood?