Dr. Ajay Goel, Baylor Research Institute and Charles A Sammons Cancer Center, Baylor University Medical Center and study co-author, stated: “It is a novel and surprising application for this natural medicine. People with depression have higher levels of inflammation in the brain. Also, people with depression have lower levels of neurogenesis in the brain, meaning they make fewer new brain cells than people with no history of depression. Curcumin is both a potent anti-inflammatory agent and a powerful stimulator for neurogenesis.”
It has been also proved that adding turmeric to your dishes greatly reduces inflammations in the body.
Turmeric Lemonade (4 servings)
4 cups of cold filtered or sparkling water
2 tablespoons of freshly grated or powdered turmeric
4 tablespoons of 100% maple syrup, honey or Stevia if you are trying to avoid sugar
Juice of 1 1/2 lemons or limes
Juice of 1 blood orange (optional)
Mix all the ingredients into a small pitcher, stir and serve with a slice of lemon as a garnish.