Is Vegan Curry Healthy?
It would make sense that a plant-based curry should be healthy, but is that the case? Keep reading to discover more.
The world of vegan curries is a fragrant, irresistible and sometimes spicy one. They can sometimes star plant-based favourites like tofu or tempeh or simply champion fresh and flavourful vegetables. But are these dishes good for you?
Is curry healthy for you?
To put it simply, yes, curries can be healthy for you.
Depending on the recipe, chef, family or origin of the curry in question they can contain a specially curated blend of spices and ingredients, many of which of their own carry great health benefits. Common spices include ginger, turmeric, coriander, cumin, curry leaves, chilli peppers and mustard seeds.
How healthy is curry?
A combination of these spices in a varied and balanced diet can promote:
- Good heart health
- Reduce inflammation
- Boost digestive health
- Lower blood sugars
- And prevent cell damage caused by oxidative stress
Often where their downfall can be with volumes of oil used to fry certain components and their salt levels, but this doesn’t have to be the case.
Our favourite healthy vegan curry recipes
If this has made you hungry, here are a few of our go-to healthy and delicious plant-based curry recipes for tonight’s dinner inspiration:
- Our fragrant Kerelan Sundown with crunchy carrot sambhar
- Sweet Potato and Black Bean Jamaican Curry
- Simple Warming Daal
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by Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.