Pumpkin Spice is not as simple as it sounds! This spice mix boosts your libido, calms you down, and gives your brain a high dopamine dose. 5 reasons why Pumpkin Spice Latte is really good for you. (If it is sugar-free).
There’s no magic in Pumpkin Spice mix, the basic recipe combines cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. And if they didn’t add a mountain of sugar to Pumpkin Spice Latte, it would be quite the biohacking drink. After all, every ingredient in pumpkin spice has been used for medicinal purposes for decades.
1 Boosts libido
Cinnamon is a natural aphrodisiac. Plus it can reduce hunger, improve memory, and enhance attention. And a pleasant aroma gives it eugenol, which has antiseptic action.
Nutmeg improves mood, relaxes blood vessels, and lowers blood pressure. Adding it to a warm tea with cream before bedtime will help you relax and fall asleep.
3 Relieves pain (if needed)
We’re not kidding – PSL not only calms you down but can relieve very real pain thanks to cloves and ginger. In addition, both spices are natural anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agents. And cloves are also the leader in the number of antioxidants.
4 Increases dopamine
Our brains perfectly connect scents to the emotions we experience when we first inhale them. Why do we love the smell of pumpkin spice? It’s memories of holidays, family, and cozy evenings. We inhale, remember and our brains get a dose of dopamine.
5 Warms and invigorates
A mix of all spices – improves circulation. This is ideal when circulation slowed down because of the cold weather. Plus the amount of oxygen is reduced. A latte with this mix gets the blood flowing and makes you feel better.