Healthy super spice
Spice up your food: Add some curry and stay healthy. One of the ingredients of curry is the “super spice” turmeric, which will protect you against several serious diseases as well as overweight. The reason is that turmeric contains curcumin, a natural phenol, which gives the turmeric its yellow color, and curcumin is rich in antioxidants. According to Professor Emeritus Stig Bengmark, who studies food’s influence on our health, curcumin is one of the better antioxidants out there, more effective than most. The majority of tests done on turmeric have been performed on animals, but some also on humans. Several studies show that turmeric can help lower cholesterol. Also curcumin has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years as a “cleanser of the body”, and many people in tribes that eat a traditional diet age without being affected by diseases like Alzheimer’s and prostate cancer. It may have to do with the fact that curcumin is also anti-inflammatory. Professor Bengmark recommends at least a Tablespoon of turmeric a day in order for it to have any real effect. Turmeric is not harmful, so go ahead and add as much as you’d like. Some of the diseases it is said to prevent: Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart diseases, arteriosclerosis, certain types of cancer, skin problems, infections, obesity and diseases in the liver.
Stig’s cocktail with turmeric (mix and drink once or twice a day): ½ a glass of fruit juice (for example apple or pineapple), 1 Tablespoon turmeric, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice.

David Beckham’s underwear
Not too long ago, Nordstjernan revealed that Donatella Versace had hooked up with Swedish retail-company H&M, now we can report that David Beckham has joined her. In what seems to be a long-term agreement with the British soccer star, H&M will make Beckham’s underwear collection Bodywear available in some 1800 stores in 40 different countries. “This marks the beginning of a significant relationship between H&M and David Beckham,” a statement from the retailer reads. The collection will consist of men's 'bodywear' with the first drop set to coincide with Valentine's Day next year. The distribution partnership is initially set to last two years. "Over the past year, I've been developing my Bodywear range with my team, and I'm extremely positive about what we have designed and produced," says Beckham.


Money in the trash
We aren’t talking about a $20 bill or so. Somebody in Karlstad has lost a lot of money. A person found several thousands Swedish kronor in a garbage can, and faithfully went to the police with his find. “We are talking a five-figure sum,” said Tommy Lindh, officer on duty. Lindh doesn’t want to reveal the exact amount. “We think a mistake has been made here,” he says about how the money ended up in the trash.