Here’s a way to spice up your diet while keeping trim and boosting health: add curry. Or more specifically, turmeric (most curries’ main ingredient) which contains a compound called curcumin, shown to curb weight gain in animal studies. Tufts researchers
looked at weight gain among rats fed a high-fat diet– with or without curcumin. Compared to the control group, the curcumin-fed rats gained 17% less weight than those on the simple high-fat diet after four months.