In the past several years, depression is one of the most widespread conditions and diseases. I mean, it’s like we refuse to be happy. And while the condition cannot kill you, sometimes people suffering from depression just cannot go any longer and decide to commit suicide. I know, it sounds awful and catastrophic, but that’s the reality we live in.
Doctors have found several medicines to treat depression, Prozac is one of the most popular options. But, while I cannot say whether Prozac is effective or not, I can say for sure that there are always other ways to treat depression.
In the long run, I’d suggest working out as one of the most effective cures for depression. In the short run, I have a lemonade recipe that is as effective, even more, effective than Prozac.
The main ingredient in lemonade is turmeric, a spice that has been proven over the years as one of the healthiest spices with numerous health benefits. First and foremost, turmeric is rich in antioxidants and serves as an anti-inflammatory asset. However, scientists have found that turmeric can also help with brain health and treat depression. How well going back to anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric, depression is in essence, inflammation in the brain. Treating inflammation helps with depression, and turmeric does that thanks to curcumin, an active ingredient in the spice.
Let’s look at the recipe.
- 2 lemons or limes
- 2 tablespoons of powdered turmeric
- 4 tablespoons of honey
- 1 blood orange
- 4 cups of filtered or sparkling water
First and foremost, squeeze the lemons/limes and blood orange. Then, add the other ingredients to a pitcher, and mix. Mix for 30 to 60 seconds, and then serve in a glass garnished with a slice of lemon.