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Pumpkin spice is everywhere… from our lattes to our scent diffusers! Fall is here and we couldn’t be happier to spend our time eating, drinking, smelling and enjoying everything pumpkin spice.
As Maura Judkis wrote for the Washington Post, “Pumpkin spice is not a flavor, it’s a lifestyle. Its mantra is the crackle of fallen leaves and bonfires. ‘Sweater weather’ is its holy creed. The pumpkin spice life, like its coffee, is sweet, and you are always thankful for your blessings. It was never really about that particular blend of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger and allspice, but how it makes us feel: warm, nostalgic, loved.”
But what most pumpkin spice lovers don’t know is this: As long as you don’t overdo the sugar, pumpkin spice can make you feel pretty darn healthy too — and here’s just one reason why…
Three out of five of the delicious spices that make up the magical mixture we’ve come to know as pumpkin spice place in the top 10 highest ORAC-scoring foods. That means their antioxidant, disease-fighting properties are through the roof.
Herbs contain way more antioxidant potential or higher ORAC scores than food. It’s no wonder traditional cultures the world over have a long history of herbal medicine use! So go ahead and add more of these high-ORAC herbs into your daily diet. The more the better; and you will start repairing from the inside out and can feel better and more vibrant soon.
But their benefits don’t stop there…