Stay happy with a few nuts! Cashew Nutrition: Absolute the Best Treatment for Depression without Medication

6.7% of Americans over the age of 18 will be affected by a major depressive disorder this year.

This is equivalent to 14.8 million people. And many of these people will use prescription medication such as Prozac.

Prozac is an oral drug used for treating depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, bulimia and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).


The Minor Side Effects of Prozac are:

  • stuffy nose, sneezing, and sore throat;
  • dizziness and drowsiness
  • mild nausea, constipation
  • increased appetite, weight changes
  • insomnia
  • decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm

More Serious Side Effects Include:

  • fast or uneven heartbeats, high fever, overactive reflexes, sweating
  • nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination
  • headache, trouble to concentrate, memory loss, hallucinations, fainting
  • severe skin reaction — burning in your eyes, swelling in your face or tongue, skin pain

Because of these reasons, we must stop taking Prozac and start eating cashews. Cashews contain niacin and tryptophan, substances that can improve our mood. Other health benefits are better heart, bone, and oral health, diabetes relief and better nerve and muscle function.

We recommend you to watch this story – It is about a woman who was dosed with niacin in her fight with depression. As we mentioned above, niacin can be found in cashews.