4 Healing Spices for the Holiday Season
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
The Holidays are here and that means gatherings filled with food, drinks and more food! While the holidays are a festive time of year, social time can cause immense stress on the body. Luckily, incorporating these 4 holiday spices can help keep your energy high and digestion in track this season.
This cozy spice provides warmth and circulation for the body perfect for this time of year. It supports the digestion of fats and can help fight congestion. Feeling a cold coming on? Incorporate cinnamon into your diet to speed up the healing process. As a a key ingredient in the Purely Elizabeth product line, we not only love the taste of cinnamon but use it in our recipes as an added health benefit!
The holiday season is filled with parties, late nights and lots of food we don’t normally eat on a regular basis. These foods are usually higher in sugar and fat that can cause a disruption in the body. One way to fight against digestive problems is to add ginger into your daily routine. Ginger has a calming effect on the stomach by stimulating digestion and decreasing the likelihood for heartburn or indigestion. The more efficient your digestion is, the more energy you will have to enjoy all the wonderful aspects of the season.
We love turmeric and so should you! Turmeric is packed with curcumin, an antioxidant that eases inflammation. The season of eating and drinking can cause an increase in inflammation; however, a quick way to combat against this is to add turmeric into your diet. Turmeric can be a very intense flavor so we recommend mixing together a simple tonic, whipping up an easy curry or there’s always our Coconut Turmeric Vibrant Oats perfect for a meal on the go!
As if there’s not enough of a reason to love chocolate, cocoa, the spice, has powerful health perks. The cocoa bean is filled with flavonoids, which are antioxidants known for boosting heart health. And, the presence of zinc in cocoa has anti-aging characteristics and helps to decrease stress. The holidays can be stressful, so do yourself a favor and sip on some hot cocoa by the fire.