That's what this study says. I want to try it because I don't enjoy the side effects of Prozac and I do enjoy spicy food. http://www.inquisitr.com/3574246/studies-show-turmeric-beats-depression-active-ingredient-curcumin-works-as-well-as-prozac/ In our quest to fight depression naturally, this seems like it would be a good ingredient to have on our side. Unsure how to put turmeric into your diet? I am too. I found a few resources though. Here's an article from Kitchn about how to eat it. and it includes this important note:
"Black pepper improves the bioavailability of turmeric, making smaller doses more effective"
Here's a chili recipe that includes turmeric. I may try this one. Crock Pot 365. I would think you could put a little bit in most chilis or spicy soups.
If you don't want to eat it, or if you just don't feel like cooking (I understand) you can take it as a supplement. Amazon
Apparently it has other benefits too. Check out this article. Apparently it helps with artitis and inflammation. I'd better get onto making this chili. :-)
Anything that helps our depression is a tool we can use to overcome it and get back into life.