Today in news that would be pretty darn awesome if it were true but probably is not, a nutritionist in Japan is arguing that a regular diet of curry encourages hair growth and prevents men from going bald.
According to The Local, nutritionist Yoshiko Nakagawa looked at data suggesting that India and Japan both have a very low percentage of male pattern baldness in their populations. Curries are also eaten very often in both India and Japan, so Nakagawa says it is likely that the curry is the source behind all those full heads of hair. She says that curry spices including turmeric, saffron, nutmeg, and spicy capsaicin increase blood circulation in the body, and the increased blood circulation thus makes people’s hair grow more.
Nakagawa’s assessment seems a bit far-fetched, but curry is still delicious. Check out some of our best curry recipes if you decide to give it a try.