The Health Benefits Of Pumpkin Spice

The Health Benefits Of Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Spice: The Fall Flavor That Has It All

As much as I love summer, this heat has definitely made me want to start counting down the days to fall.

Any other fall lovers out there? Sweaters, pies, colored leaves, apple cider, Halloween, scarves, it’s all just around the corner!

One other great appeal of the fall season are the autumn flavors, with the most popular being pumpkin spice. While this delicious mixture is generally paired with sugary sweets and creamy lattes, if you can manage to get it without the extra sugar and fat, it’s actually quite good for you, especially considering the delicious health benefits of pumpkin it comes with, paired with all the benefits of the other spices that create the fall flavor we all adore!

We've gone the extra mile this fall and created a beverage that is sure to thrill your taste buds and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed! Check out our newest blend: Organifi Gold, Pumpkin Spice. Discover all the immunity-boosting, sleep-enhancing and anti-inflammatory benefits of Organifi Gold with a little added magic (from the health benefits of pumpkin spice).

Check out these unbeatable benefits!

The Health Benefits Of Pumpkin Spice

First of all, what is pumpkin spice exactly? Pumpkin spice is a seasoning with varying blends, but the main contents are generally pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger and cloves. The best part is that each one has something to offer in addition to a delicious flavor. Let’s take a look at each one.

Health Benefits Of Pumpkin

There’s more to this orange gourd than jack-o-lanterns! Pumpkin has actually been used medicinally for years due to its antidiabetic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and comes with many other benefits because of its high nutrient quality.

  • Helps With Weight Loss - pumpkin is rich in fiber, which helps slow digestion and makes it very filling, helping balance appetite. 
  • Boosts Immunity - pumpkin contains a host of nutrients that are essential to the health and strength of your immune system, such as vitamins A, C and E, iron and folate. 
  • Can Help Protect Skin - pumpkin also contains nutrients that can help do wonders for your skin and protecting it from the sun, such as carotenoids, vitamin C (which helps the body create collagen), lutein, zeaxanthin and more. 
  • Sharpens Vision - the similar vitamins and nutrients in pumpkin that can help your skin can also help keep your vision sharp and healthy, particularly vitamin A.
  • Enhances Heart Health - the potassium, vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants in pumpkin can help enhance heart health and protect it from developing disease.
  • May Reduce Risk Of Chronic Disease - the plentiful antioxidant content in pumpkin can help with reducing rick of chronic disease.

Health Benefits Of Cinnamon

There is a reason cinnamon is a popular spice during the fall! This spice is a great antioxidant and it can also help to ease any muscle pain and stiffness throughout the body. Cinnamon is also known to help control blood sugar.

  • High Source Of Antioxidants - cinnamon contains powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols and outranks most other spices in antioxidant quantity.
  • May Reduce Inflammation - studies have shown how cinnamon may be able to help reduce inflammation in the body.
  • Prevents Heart Disease - studies have also shown how cinnamon can positively affect cholesterol levels and prevent disease. It has also shown to influence blood pressure.
  • Helps With Diabetes - cinnamon may be able to help with diabetes due to its affect on blood sugar levels.
  • Prevents Neurodegenerative Disease - studies have shown that cinnamon can help build up brain health and prevent degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. Cinnamon has also shown to help with the symptoms of Parkinson's. 

Health Benefits Of Nutmeg

As one of my favorite spices, I’m always looking for an excuse to use nutmeg. Nutmeg is a great source of vitamin B, fiber and other minerals. It is great at fighting bacteria, especially in the oral region. It may even help prevent cavities!

  • May Help Relieve Pain - some studies have shown that nutmeg may be able to help with pain.
  • Boosts Brain Health - it has also been shown that nutmeg may have a positive influence on the brain and helping it stay strong and prevent developing disease.
  • Aids With Oral Health - nutmeg may be able to help improve oral health and also prevent bad breath and cavities.

Health Benefits Of Allspice

Many people are unfamiliar with the fact that allspice is actually a berry. That’s right! It is first dried and then ground into a fine powder before being added to the pumpkin spice mixture. This amazing little berry is beneficial to your digestive system and can help boost your immune system as well.

  • May Reduce Inflammation - there have been studies that have shown how allspice has helped bring relief from inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis. 
  • Soothes Digestion - allspice has shown to help sooth digestion and help boost its strength, efficiency and health. 
  • Boosta Immune System - allspice may be able to prevent damage being done to your immune system and help strengthen it. 
  • Improves Blood Circulation - due to the levels or iron and copper in allspice, it can help positively boost blood circulation throughout the body.

Health Benefits Of Ginger

This spice is a powerhouse of minerals, including iron, potassium and zinc. Like allspice, it can help out with digestion, such as helping prevent nausea and stomach ache. It is also helpful for your circulatory system and blood flow and can be a great energy booster!

  • Eases Nausea - studies have shown that ginger can be highly effective against nausea, including mothers who experience morning sickness.
  • Reduces Muscle Pain - ginger may contain inflammation-reducing properties and specifically can help relieve muscle pain
  • Lowers Blood Sugar - studies have shown how ginger can lower blood sugar and help those with diabetes and heart trouble.
  • Helps With Indigestion - ginger has shown to help speed up digestion and relieve symptoms of indigestion.
  • Boosts Brain Health - ginger has shown that it may be able to help enhance working memory and also prevent degenerative diseases
  • Fights Infection - ginger has shown to combat harmful bacteria and help prevent infections

Health Benefits Of Cloves

Where nutmeg can help prevent cavities, cloves can also contribute in this department by soothing toothache due to their eugenol content. Eugenol is a natural anesthetic that, along with reducing pain, can help kill bacteria and reduce swelling. Cloves are also great at keeping your mind alert and your energy up.

  • Combats Bacteria - cloves have shown to have high antibacterial effects on the body. 
  • May Improve Liver Health - studies have shown that elements in cloves can help improve liver function and also reduce inflammation and relive oxidative stress.
  • Can Help Regulate Blood Sugar - studies have also shown that cloves can help regulate and maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
  • Can Promote Bone Health - also due to the eugenol content in cloves, they have shown to help increase bone density and strength. 
  • Good Source Of Antioxidants - cloves are also a good source of antioxidants and can help relieve oxidative stress and the damage of chronic disease in the body.

Get Creative With Pumpkin Spice This Fall

So there you have it, my friends! If you weren’t adding pumpkin spice to everything before, you sure will now! It's actually insanely healthy and has lots to offer, especially considering the health benefits of pumpkin and all the other benefits pumpkin spice ingredients provide. And you can really get creative with it too because it can be delicious in shakes, tea, oatmeal, baked goods, you name it!

Be sure to check out our newest seasonal product, Organifi Gold, Pumpkin Spice! It contains all these ingredients that make up all the health benefits of pumpkin spice, which means it is highly nutritious and deliciously perfect for the fall season! Also be sure to check out out Organifi Gold, which contains several of these health-boosting benefits as well! 

Which of these health benefits of pumpkin spice are you most excited for this fall? Do you have any family-favorite pumpkin spice recipes? Let us know in the comments!

Emilyn Gil is a 22 year old English Major at UVU. She started writing at age 6, and since then has won several awards including the Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Key and was featured in the Kolob Canyon Review in Cedar City. Aside from the written word, her other passions include performing in the occasional musical theater production, and playing piano, guitar, and ukulele. Emilyn currently resides in Orem, Utah with her husband Jorge. You can find more of her work online at emilyaddn.blogspot.com or on Instagram at @emilyncan.



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