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 of the great things about fall season is 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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 makeup 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 our 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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