Are You Depressed? Why is Turmeric Lemonade Better than Prozac to Treat Depression?
It is normal for people to have their ‘blue days’ or mood swings now and then as a result of life’s hardships and struggles, daily exposure of stress and their ups and downs.
People who experience sadness, emptiness, a feeling of imminent death, lack of hope and faith relate these feelings with depression, even though depression is much more complex condition than you may think.
Depression is a common, major depressive disorder, but very serious. It surely can change the way you feel, think or the way you handle your daily activities. Its symptoms vary from person to person, thus you may feel lifeless, apathetic, restless, worthless, aggressive, anxious, guilty, feelings of fatigue,excessive sleeping or insomnia even suicidal thoughts.
But whatever the symptoms are, it endangers your life and it doesn’t offer any relief unless you start treating it. No matter how life-threatening it can be, if you understand the symptoms, signs and causes you can recover from it.
The fact that Nature has always been generous with us is really encouraging and hopeful. Variety of foods, teas, roots, spices have been given to the humankind to use them limitlessly while treating the most pervasive ailments and conditions. In the case of depression, Nature was generous too. Turmeric is the powdered rhizome of the Indian plant, Curcuma longa (ginger family),in a form of a yellow powder spice intended to flavour particular foods, especially curry and give them a yellow colour.
It also has been proven a natural medicine for depression treatment. It is used as a natural medicine with centuries (especially in Southeast Asian countries) in many forms like capsules, liquids, organic turmeric powder etc.
To prevent and treat many types of diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, diarrhea, liver disorder, stomach pains, lowers the LDL cholesterol, reduces the chances for cardiovascular disease, infections of the lungs, bronchitis, colds, headache, fever, acidity, kidney disorders, and jaundice too.
It is such a potent food with a number of benefits.
Here’s the God given Turmeric lemonade recipe:
- 4 cups of cold filtered or sparkling water
- 2 tbs turmeric (powdered or grated)
- 4 tbs of pure maple syrup, organic honey or Stevia if you don’t consume sugar
- Juice of 1 1/2 lemons or limes
- Juice of 1 blood orange is optional
Mix all ingredients into a small pitcher, stir and serve with a slice of lemon to decorate.
Nutritional information on turmeric lemonade:
Servings per recipe: 4
Amount per serving:
Calories: 180 % Daily Value
Total Fat: 0 g 1%
Saturated Fat: o g 1%
Sodium: 40 mg 2%
Calcium: 50 mg 5%
Potassium: 210 mg 6%
Magnesium: 20 mg 5%
Iron: 0 mg 0%
Zinc: 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate: 48 g 16%
Dietary Fiber: 3 g 11%
Sugar: 40 g
Protein: 1 g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 67%
Why is turmeric a healthful miracle spice for treating depression?
Turmeric has been found to lift depression better than any other chemical drug. It is all about the curcumin ingredient (the active ingredient in turmeric) that has been found in turmeric during a research that has been conducted on turmeric and its benefits. It has been claimed that the curcumin is as efficient in treating depression as fluoxetine (Prozac).
Fluoxetine (Prozac) is the most common medication on the market to treat depression. Unlike turmeric, which is natural medication and proven by researchers to be as effective as Prozac, the latter causes many adverse effects: stomach bleeding, shortness of breath (breathlessness), suicidal effects etc.
Discovering the curcumin in turmeric was a great success that set at ease the people struggling with depression. People suffering from depression suffer from inflammation in particular parts of the brain and reduced presence of neurogenesis, meaning that their brains do not produce brain cells as the brains of the healthy ones, but generate fewer brain cells. Thus, the multiplication of new brain cells is remarkably reduced. But this potent nutriment helps you fight depression in the following way:
- It has antioxidants in abundance,
- It has anti-inflammatory properties,
- It nourishes your brain,
- It powerfully stimulates neurogenesis
- It is anti-bacterial
In the end…
Nowadays, information on healthy foods comes handy and everyone can read about the benefits of keeping healthy regimen. That is why it is important to practise eating a healthy food to prevent our bodies from any disease or bacteria. But if you fight depression.
I wish you strength to come out even stronger and don’t forget that the alternative may be out there for you. And that is the amazing turmeric lemonade. You will do a great favour to our readers if you share this article with your friends.