It's scientifically proved that curry actually makes you happy!
Here at VegiLicious we use over 50 ingredients including all organic vegetables, fruits, and spices in our Japanese curry.
You can enjoy the rich and mellow flavor without meat, meat extracts, flour, animal fat and oil. It has been a very popular menu item among not only Japanese but also American customers. It is said that commercial curry has much more fat and about 40% of ingredients are made of fat and oil. If you take a look at an ingredient label on commercial curry paste, you will find the following ingredients in descending order:
- Edible fat and oil (palm oil, beef fat, pork fat, rapeseed oil, soybean oil)
- Curry powder
There is much less curry powder (spices) than fat, oil, salt, and sugar, and contains more sugar than salt. Also there are some animal extracts and amino acids which are chemical additives such as MSG. It is disappointing. The authentic spice-based curry is very friendly to our body.
As a side note, the curry made with a lot of turmeric can prevent hangover. So it is good for people who drink alcohol.
In recent research, they found out that the large amount of serotonin, known as “happy hormone,” is been released when people eat curry.
The research shows about 95% of serotonin is released from the intestine, not from the brain, and bad intestinal environment can interfere the release of serotonin. They say there is a relationship between the improvement of intestinal damage by constipation and excessive drinking & eating and our ability to feel happy.
When the temperature rises in the intestine, it sends the signal to the brain to release more serotonin. On the other hand, when the temperature decreases, the body recognizes itself as being “unhappy” and stops the release of serotonin. So, I think we can say that humans are making judgments by our intestines.
In order not only to prevent catching cold but to maintain both our physical & mental balance, it is beneficial for us to have warm foods and drinks regularly.
It is the curry that is the ideal food item for the intestine to trigger the serotonin release. The curry, which has a lot of spices and is nutritionally balanced, is exceptionally effective to increase the intestinal temperature. Then, the intestine sends a signal to the brain to release more serotonin.
Among many types of curry, the authentic style curry with mix of many different spices, just like our curry at VegiLicious, is more effective than the commercial curry that was made with a lot of flour and other stuff. Spice-rich curry is also called as “medicinal curry” because of its “cure-all” effects for physical and mental health.
It is also good for increasing brain activity. Have some curry on days like an exam or when your brain has to work intensively. Please try VegiLicious curry. It will make your mind and body happy!