Depressed? Spice up your Life!

Ciao,

Every now and again…we all might feel a little blue. While my red blood does run true blue, I am not talking about that. I am talking about when our minds just don’t feel that happy or excited about life. As your body, this is very concerning to me because I want you to, not only be happy, but healthy too. It may seem easier to pop a pill or pour a ‘not so healthy’ beverage for yourself instead of something else… but in the long run this will not help, but actually hurt the both of us more. So, what am I suggesting? I am suggesting you spice up your life! By adding this simple spice to your diet you can easily increase your mood and balance your attitude.  So say bye-bye to the blues!

You know I am always on the look out for you!

I love you,

Your Body!

HEALTH TIP OF THE DAY: TURMERIC CAN HELP BOOST YOUR MOOD AND WARD OFF DEPRESSION!

Recent research published in Phytotherapy Research, indicates that the
spice turmeric, which is what gives curry that pretty orange color, is a highly potent spice that helps to boost moods naturally. The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has also been shown to assist the body in combating a variety of health issues from various cancers, to diabetes, and heart disease. This spice has been used in India for years and has many healing properties both internally and externally. The study indicated that turmeric was more effective at balancing moods in extremely depressed people when compared to its medical counterpart, Prozac – which has been linked to other serious health issues like suicidal tendencies and mental disorders. Turmeric seems to be a safe, inexpensive, effective, and yummy way to combat depression naturally.

I personally consume turmeric almost daily. It is a great spice to cook and juice with, and also sprinkle on salads or dips. One of my favorite ways to consume turmeric is to sprinkle on a fresh avocado and eat with a spoon. It is also amazing in soups and even hot tea!  So spice up your life and health with this potent healing ingredient. Check out my Raw Cashew Curry recipe below that contains this happy spice!

Brittney’s Raw Cashew Curry

* Can be used as a sauce or a dip

1 cup of organic raw unsalted cashews (soaked)

2 table spoons of organic coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan sea salt

1 tablespoon of organic turmeric

2 table spoons of water

*raw organic garlic is option for added spice

* adjust thickness of mixture by adding more or less water.

Soak cashews in bowl of water for at least an hour, then place all ingredients in food processor or blender and blend till creamy.  Enjoy! 😉

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