Yellow Millet Tabouli

The spice turmeric gives this millet tabouli it's amazing bright yellow color. The active compound in turmeric is curcumin, which is well-known for it's anti-inflammatory affects, and thus curcumin's role in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease have long been supported, but how about curcumin as an antidepressant?

Interestingly, curcumin has been shown to have multiple anti-depressant actions (Lopresti, 2012). For example, curcumin blocks the enzymes that breakdown serotonin and dopamine, compounds that regulate our mood and anxiety level, helping them circulate longer, and this helps to keep us happy and calm. In addition, curcumin's anti-inflammatory actions are also powerful mood regulators, and we'll talk more about that later this month.

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