Thursday, October 21, 2010

Got Nutmeg?

I came across this article and thought it was pretty interesting. A lot of times we talk about foods that have health benefits, but not so much the spices we can add to foods. And since it is fall, nutmeg is a nice, warm spice that can be added in lots of recipes. So enjoy this bit of information and add some spice to your life!

1. It zaps zits: Got a blemish? Mix a little milk with ground nutmeg to form a paste, then aply it to the trouble spot. Its ant-inflammatory effects will help reduce the redness and puffiness.

2. It soothes tummies:
Sprinkle a little on top of your morning oatmeal--it can can help regulate your GI tract, say experts.

3. It may help you catch more zzzs:
Drink a glass of warm milk with a dash of nutmeg--the perfect sleep-inducing cocktail says Micahel Murray, ND, co-author of The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods.

4. It helps relieve tooth pain:
Nutmeg oil on the gums may help reduce tooth aches and sore gums, say experts.

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