Thursday, January 11, 2007

Our Daily Bread: A Cure-y for Cancer, Arthritis (turmeric prevents arthritis); Free Coffee at Borders in East Liberty

Indian curry eases joint pain, arthritis Turmeric, an Indian spice found in curry and other dishes like chicken tikka masala prevents joint swelling and the onset of arthritis in rats, according to a study in the November issue of Arthritis and Rheumatism. Scientists also found that turmeric injections seemed to help retard joint decay in rats that had already developed the affliction.
Other studies have shown curry spices like curcumin and capsaicin may protect against Alzheimer's and cancer.
Quick aside: I've fried and baked chicken for tikka masala, but believe I may achieve gourmand goodness with a slow cooker. I intend to try the dish with a rotisserie, as well. My findings will be published here.

Free coffee at Border's in East Liberty / Shadyside
For the first time in the history of the Internets, a retailer emailed their dlist something other than corporate spam. Border's recently opened a new store in the East Liberty development called Eastside (corner of Highland and Centre Avenues). Until January 23, patrons will receive a free 12 ounce cup of Seattle's Best Coffee when they redeem this coupon.

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