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Health Benefits of Pumpkin Spice

Health Benefits of Pumpkin Spice

Latte lovers rejoice! Read to learn about the various benefits of pumpkin spice, just in time for fall. 

How Pumpkin Spice Can Improve Your Health

Fall and pumpkin spice go together like peanut butter and jelly. From desserts and teas to the infamous “pumpkin spice latte”, this seasonal hit serves as the key ingredient for a variety of recipes. In addition to its great taste, there are also health benefits of pumpkin spice:

  • Good source of antioxidants: Pumpkin spice has a variety of spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves, all good sources of antioxidants, which can help to protect your cells from damage.
  • Improves blood sugar control: Cinnamon, one of the main ingredients in pumpkin spice, has been shown to improve blood sugar control in people with Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Reduces inflammation: Chronic inflammation can lead to health problems, such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. The spices in pumpkin spice have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to reduce chronic inflammation.
  • Boosts the immune system: Some of the spices in pumpkin spice, such as ginger and cloves, have immune-boosting properties. This means that they may help to protect your body from infection.
  • Improves digestion: Ginger, one of the main ingredients in pumpkin spice, is a natural digestive aid, which can help to relieve nausea, indigestion, and gas.

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The Best Part? It's Delicious

Pumpkin spice is a delicious addition to many fall recipes, adding a warm and cozy touch to a variety of foods and drinks. The next time you’re looking for a way to add some flavor to your diet (without adding calories), reach for the pumpkin spice! Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Add pumpkin spice to your coffee or tea instead of sugar.
  • Use pumpkin spice to flavor oatmeal, yogurt, or even smoothies.
  • Sprinkle pumpkin spice on roasted vegetables or baked goods.
  • Add pumpkin spice to soups and stews.
  • Try a pumpkin spice rub for chicken, fish, or tofu.
  • There’s no shortage of pumpkin spice-based desserts! Try one of your choosing. 

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