Pumpkin Spice! It really is nice...
Did you know that pumpkin spice is both happening and healthy?
That’s RIGHT! The core spices in “pumpkin pie spice” blends are some of the best for maintaining health and wellness over the fall and winter season!
Let’s take a look...
- Regulates Blood Sugar
Cinnamon may help stabilize blood sugar levels.
- Anti-inflammatory Properties
It contains antioxidants that combat inflammation in the body.
- Heart Health
Cinnamon may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
- Digestive Aid
Ginger can alleviate digestive discomfort, including nausea, indigestion, and bloating.
Ginger's potent anti-inflammatory properties may help with inflammatory conditions.
- Immune Boosting
Strengthens the immune system, thanks to its antimicrobial properties.
- Antibacterial Properties
Cloves are rich in eugenol, a compound known for its antibacterial properties.
- Pain Relief
They have analgesic effects and are used in traditional medicine for toothaches and sore throats.
- Antioxidant Powerhouse
Cloves are packed with antioxidants that combat free radicals.
Allspice contains compounds that reduce inflammation and pain.
- Digestive Aid
Soothes digestive discomfort and promotes healthy digestion.
- Antimicrobial Properties
Helps fight off harmful bacteria and fungi.
- Brain Health
Nutmeg contains compounds that have been linked to improved cognitive function and memory.
- Digestive Health
Aids in digestion and helps prevent common gastrointestinal issues.
Get the most out of your pumpkin spice season by enjoying it in fresh new ways!
Chef Tip from Chef Jenny Ross when using pumpkin spice:
Pumpkin pie spice is a warming spice so it is a great tool to continue enjoying lots of raw foods even during the colder months. Consider adding this healthy spice combo into teas, sauces, and as a garnish on simple preparations for an extra kick of warmth! We will be enjoying lots of similar recipes in our healthy holiday recipe guide—stay tuned!