In India, the rate of Alzheimer’s Disease is among the lowest in the world. Early studies show that eating curry reduces plaque buildup. Curcumin, an active compound present in the spice turmeric, was found to reduce oxidative damage and amyloid pathology.
(Cole GM et al. Neuroprotective effects of curcumin. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2007;595:197-212)