Can Spicy Food be Healthy?

Let’s face it, we Singaporeans love our Fish Head Curry and Mala Xiangguo! Our family and friends may ask us to drink up cooling herbal teas to reduce the heatiness after consuming such foods. That being said, is spicy food still good for us health-wise? You may be surprised at what we found out!

Some curry contains turmeric, a spice that turns the dish yellow. But more than that, this fragrant golden powder contains curcumin, an active ingredient that has anti-inflammatory effects.[1] Curcumin thus can help reduce arthritis-related pain and swelling![2]

The Sichuan peppercorns in mala has a great bioactive compound called piperine. It’s an alkaloid that’s found to prevent cancer and also reduce inflammation.[3][4] If you take both curcumin and piperine together, things get way more interesting. A study has shown that piperine increases the body’s ability to absorb curcumin by 2000%![5]

Thankfully, you do not have to binge eat curry and mala to get maximum health benefits. Our latest Turmeric Spiced Tea has both curcumin, and piperine (from added black pepper) to get your dose of healthful goodness! We have also included cinnamon and ginger inside our spiced tea to pack a fortified punch of antioxidants!

Get your hands on our newest Turmeric Spiced Tea right from our online store, flagship outlet, or one of our retailers near you!

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