Unless someone slaps it out of my hand, I’m in danger of “pumpkin spicing” anything and everything (since it’s healthier than buying pumpkin flavored everything at the store – which I do somehow restrain myself from – except pumpkin spice black tea, I may or may not have stocked up a year supply of that. Just sayin)!!!
Anyway, present in my defense:
~highly potent antioxidant (prevents inner body inflammation)
~can reduce symptoms leading to heart disease (lower blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides)
~can reduce sensitivity to insulin and reduce the amount of carbohydrate (sugars) that enter the bloodstream (good news for risky pre-diabetics)
~makes great videos of your friends trying to swallow a whole spoonful without spewing it out like a little powder keg.
~has a long history of being a remedy for nausea (preggo friends)
~can speed up the digestive process of emptying the stomach, relieving indigestion
~can reduce menstrual pain!
~helps eliminate bad bread
~helps remedy insomnia
~natural pain killer
~prevents breakdown of neural pathways over time, aiding in brain function
~boosts appearance of healthy skin!
(I thought this was literally “all spices” for a while. It’s not. It’s from its own plant)
~aids digestion in the intestinal region
~natural pain killer particularly in swelling and inflammation
~carminative….that means not building up gas in your intestine
So go ahead, be way basic and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!