Did you guess right???
You got it . . . "Nutmeg"
Nutmeg is perhaps the key spice for any Thanksgiving meal and is one of the essential spices responsible for giving pumpkin pie its flavor.
And did you know that "nutmeg" along with cinnamon is what makes up the "pumpkin spice" you buy??
Nutmeg is used to give warmth to a vegetable dishes like carrots or to give sweetness and spice flavor to your pie.
But did you know "nutmeg" goes way beyond just making your Thanksgiving smell and taste like a traditional Thanksgiving???
"Nutmeg" is found to have many health benefits also. It has the ability to relieve pain, soothe indigestion, strengthen cognitive function, detoxify the body, boost skin health, alleviate oral condition, reduce insomnia, increase immune system function and prevent leukemia and improve blood circulation.
Oh man . . . I bet you didn't know that great Thanksgiving taste was this important to our health!
"Nutmeg" also comes packed with antioxidants and anti-aging properties that fight off the cell-damaging free radicals causing oxidative stress, making you look older than your age.
Whoo-Hoo I'm all for that!!!!
"Nutmeg" also has a calming effect and it can even induce sleep and de-stress. So not only is that turkey with its "tryptophan" making you sleepy after dinner . . . so is the pumpkin pie.
And watch out people . . . "nutmeg" is known as a "sex-enhancer".
So guys listen up . . . if your ladies seem a little frisky after dinner . . . it's due to the "nutmeg".
"Nutmeg" calms the nervous system and improves blood circulation to the reproductive organs, which increases libido . . . But this only affects women. That's why it's called women's viagra.
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