Drinking that Pumpkin Spice Latte is good for you! Of course there are obvious health benefits to feeling happy, which Pumpkin Spice certainly makes some of us, but according to a Bustle article there are other health benefits to pumpkin spice. Let's take a look-see into what makes up yummy pumpkin spice:
- Cinnamon - A study on this tasty pantry staple found cassia cinnamon may help with controlling blood sugar levels.
- Nutmeg - According to WebMD, people have used nutmeg to treat all kinds of things, from stomach issues to kidney disease. But WebMD also points out that there’s not enough evidence to support this spice being used as a medicine.
- Ginger - Some use it to treat nausea and morning sickness and science backs that up. A study finds that “ginger is an effective and inexpensive treatment for nausea and vomiting and is safe.”
- Allspice - Research has found allspice contains compounds that “collectively possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting, sedative, antiseptic, antiviral, and antifungal properties.”
- Pumpkin - Not all pumpkin spice lattes contain actual pumpkin, but Starbucks added it to theirs back in 2015, so it makes this list. WebMD reports pumpkins are high in vitamin A, which is good for eyes, skin, and fighting infections.
So we say have that PSL! And happy fall!