‘Tis the Season for Healthy Seasonings

December 15th, 2014 | Nutrition and Health, Seasonal

Mmm… the smell of the holiday season. Yes, it certainly does have a smell! When you think of its scents, what do you think of? Here at Aidance, we think of all the delicious spices and herbs that come together. Aside from smelling divine, holiday spices are also great for your health and skin. Join us as we discuss a few of our favorites – and their benefits!


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#1: Nutmeg. Used most commonly in pies and cakes, nutmeg makes a great digestive aid. It can help settle the stomach. It also contains both anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Keep in mind that it should only be used in small doses, as it can be toxic in large servings.

#2: Cinnamon. Cinnamon on your cider? Good! Cinnamon has antibacterial properties, making it a healthy spice choice. If you are suffering from Type 2 diabetes, studies have shown that cinnamon can help to stabilize blood sugar levels.

#3: Rosemary. Most commonly added to jazz up meat and breads, rosemary evokes a wintery smell. Aside from its aroma, rosemary can help make your meat dish a tad healthier! A study found that adding rosemary extract to red meat can reduce the contents of heterocyclic amines (carcinogens that form on cooked/grilled red meat.)

#4: Ginger. Gingerbread houses, cookies, cakes, oh my! This anti-inflammatory root is found in pretty much all holiday treats. But did you know that ginger can help settle an upset stomach?

#5: Peppermint. Packed with vitamin A, beta-carotene, and vitamin C, peppermint may help prevent headaches and possibly reduce cold symptoms. It may also help improve concentration.

Add some spice to your dishes this season for taste AND benefits. Yum!

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