Here’s the Health Benefit of Your Pumpkin Obsession

There’s no denying the beauty of a fall day or how amazing the scents of pumpkin, apples and cinnamon everything is. We’ve been anxiously awaiting the start of the season so that we can go overboard with these favorites and now we don’t need to feel bad about it. Thanks science!


Everyone’s favorite fall fruit is undoubtedly apples, as it’s the epicenter for many desserts and treats that are pretty much what the season is all about. But apples do much more than just taste amazing: Prevention reported their smell helps ease headache symptoms and even a shortened migraine episode.

So go ahead – bake tons of pies. Just make sure you share…with us.


You can’t have fall without these orange beauties. The American Academy of Neurological or Orthopedic Surgeons says they are just as good for your love life as they are in your latte. Yup, the pumpkin aroma acts as an olfactory aphrodisiac for men.


It turns out that our favorite spice of the season does more than just make everything it’s added to more heavenly to eat, but it can sharpen our minds, too. According to a Wheeling Jesuit University study, it’s totally cool to sprinkle this on everything.


Looking to get a better night’s sleep this fall? Add more nutmeg to your life! Studies show this miracle spice is a great aide with muscle relaxation and stress relief. It might also help improve our memory, too. Sounds like the perfect spice to add to our favorite foods after our evening class.

Allison Cooper is a full time blogger at Project Motherhood and freelance writer. You can find her balancing her time equally between writing, spending time with her family, running, or sipping on strong coffee! Connect with her on twitter for daily chit chat and mama musings!