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Turmeric Lemonade: Cures Depression?

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Curcumin (which gives turmeric it’s bright yellowish appearance) was tested side by side with fluoxetine (an antidepressant) in a 6-week study that was conducted on patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Over the course of the study, findings reeled that cur cumin, had more positive effect than the fluoxetine. In fact, the study concluded that curcumin could be used as a safe modality for treatment in people with MDD without simultaneous suicidal or psychotic disorders

The problem with taking an antidepressant like Prozac is that you may experience an onslaught of side effects. People can experience stomach bleeding, difficulty breathing, or thoughts of suicide.  Turmeric on the other hand doesn’t have any side effects and is beneficial for the entire body.  You could be improving your digestion and combating depression at the same time!

Learn more about the studies performed and link between Curcumin & Depression (click here), as always consult your doctor when starting, stopping or modifying any of your medications or when trying a new diet.

Below you will find two lemonade recipes to try! Enjoy


Turmeric Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 4 cups distilled or filtered water
  • 2 TBSP turmeric grated or powdered
  • juice from 1-1/2 lemons
  • juice from 1 blood orange
  • Organic Stevia

Instructions

  • Combine ingredients, use the stevia to your level of sweetness!

Notes

Add ice if you like
Strain if you used fresh turmeric root
Enjoy!

Turmeric Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp turmeric

Instructions

  • Pour water and lemon juice into a small pitcher.
  • Stir in honey and turmeric until combined. Chill and enjoy.

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