No matter who you are, there is no guarantee of avoiding depression for the whole of your life. So, if and when this unfortunate affliction does strike you, you’ll want to be prepared. That’s why we’ve put together the perfect turmeric lemonade recipe that utilizes a marvelous ingredient known to help combat depression. Read on to learn how this delicious drink can help, then save the recipe so you can make it all by yourself.
Depression is a fairly loose term used to describe a negative mental state which leaves people feeling very low. However, there are a whole range of other symptoms that can vary from person to person. Depression of some kind is considered fairly common, affecting over 15 million Americans every year. But most sufferers are able to get past their troubles if they rely on support or treatment from the right sources.
Severe depression can destroy lives, and it’s for this reason that we must all be on our guard to catch the blues and deal with our problems head-on, when they first surface.
Depression’s varied signs and symptoms include the following:
• Sadness, anxiety, or feelings of emptiness
• A sense hopelessness
• Feelings of guilt
• Irritability or restlessness
• Fatigue and loss of energy
• Poor concentration and decision making
• Insomnia or prolonged sleep
• Considering or attempting suicide
Turmeric's Healing Powers
Although we may be tempted to seek medication for depression, unless recommended by a doctor, this may not be the wisest choice, since all medications have side-effects of some kind. The commonly prescribed drug, Prozac, has seen some very worrying side-effects that you will want to avoid. The worst being: stomach bleeding, difficulty breathing, and increased suicidal tendencies.
What you can do instead is make use of some of mother nature’s own spices that themselves work like wonder drugs. One such is turmeric, a marvelous spice that can aid in the fight against many different diseases such as: skin cancer, stomach disorders, arthritis, diarrhea, liver disorders, and jaundice.
Some of the health benefits of turmeric include:
• Antioxidating properties
• Anti-inflammatory benefits
• Boost brain power
• Reduced chance of heart disease
• Helps combat depression
According to research, turmeric contains the ingredient curcumin, which has the same anti-depressant effects as Prozac’s chief ingredient fluoxetine, but turmeric does not cause any side-effects.
WARNING: Please consult with your doctor before taking turmeric in combination with any other medication.
Turmeric Lemonade Recipe
To help you get the wonderful anti-depression benefits of curcumin powered turmeric, why not try this fun and delicious lemonade recipe? Making this drink could be just what you need to help put yourself in the positive frame of mind that says, ‘I can do this without drugs!’
• 4 cups cold filtered/sparkling water
• 1 tsp. freshly grated/powdered turmeric
• 3 tbsp. 100% maple syrup/honey (or stevia to avoid sugar)
• Juice of 1 organic lemon or 2 limes
• Juice of 1 or 2 blood oranges or regular oranges
Mix all the ingredients into a small pitcher. Stir them well and serve with a slice of lemon. Add ice as you wish. Drink down your refreshing and therapeutic beverage.