Millions of people in the world are affected by depression, and according to the studies about 6.7% of the U.S. citizens older than 18, will be affected by this issue in this year that follows.
A huge number of these people will look for a cure in the prescribed medications such as Prozac, which is an oral drug that is mostly prescribed to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), depression, panic disorder and bulimia. But this drug can cause very unpleasant side-effects, such as:
- Sleeping problems
- Cold symptoms such as, sore throat, sneezing, stuffy nose
- Dry mouth
- Increased appetite
- Weight changes
- Constipation, upset stomach, mild nausea
- Feeling nervous, dizziness, drowsiness
- Difficulty having an orgasm, impotence, low sex drive
Most commonly the side-effects of Prozac are recorded to be:
- Uneven heartbeat, high fever, overactive reflexes, sweating, tremors, stiff (rigid) muscles.
- Burning eyes, swelling of the tongue or the face, sore throat, fever, skin rashes, skin pain, and other skin conditions.
- Feeling unsteady, loss of appetite, loss of coordination, diarrhea, vomiting and nausea.
- Shallow breathing or a breathing that stops, fainting, hallucinations, memory problems, trouble concentrating, confusion, seizures, weakness and headaches.
But we are in luck, because we have a perfect natural replacement that is just as effective as the Prozac – Cashews!
“The cashews area rich source of tryptophan and niacin, and some people consider that 2 handful of cashews is an amount that is therapeutic for tryptophan, which is enough to elevate your mood and alter it. Actually the more precise measurement for cashews is 3 and 1/2 ounces of cashews, which is which is a cup and a half of cashews that can provide up to 470 mg of tryptophan.”
Not only that the cashews are delicious, but they can also fight against the depression naturally, and also increasing your overall health in many different ways.
Their nutritional profile is quite impressive, and as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database reported, an ounce of raw cashews, which is about 28.35 g, has:
- 1.64 mg of zinc
- 3 mg of sodium
- 5.15 g of protein
- 83 mg of magnesium
- 168 mg of phosphorus
- 187 mg of potassium
- 1.89 mg of iron
- 10 mg of calcium
- 0.9 g of fiber
- 1.68 g of sugar
- 8.56 g of carbohydrate
- 12.43 g of total fat
- 157 calories
The cashews are one of the richest source of vitamin C and vitamin B, which also includes 7 mcg (micrograms) of DFE folate, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.
The cashews have the ability to treat anemia, boost bone and heart health, improve our oral health, prevent gallstones, improve nerve and muscle function, and regulate diabetes. Also they can boost the formation of red blood cells, and strengthen our immune system because of their high antioxidant content.
So you might ant to include the cashews in your everyday diet, because of the health benefits that could be provided, and start experiencing improvements in your overall health after a quick period!