Our flavor of the month is Vanilla, we decided to see if Vanilla has any health benefits at all. Here are a few interesting things we found out.
1. Vanilla has antioxidants
Vanilla contains antioxidants, which are natural substances that prevent or delay some types of cell damage in your body. It also contains chemicals called vanilloids that activate receptors to reduce inflammation and improve mental performance.
2. Vanilla is used for digestion ailments and stress reduction
Vanilla is used to calm stomach pains, reduce hunger pangs and even to aid in digestion and reduce joint pain. It is also used to help reduce stress and also to reduce nausea with pregnant women who have morning sickness.
3. Used in making fragrances
Vanilla is used in making floral and powerful premium perfumes. It contains powerful chemicals that are high in flavor and fragrance.
|Vanilla Perfume (Courtesy: http://www.perfume-home.com)|
4. Used as an aphrodisiac
In aromatherapy, it is believed that the vanilla fragrance can be used to gain aphrodisiac effects. It is also reported by some German researchers that vanilla helped restore sexual function to impotent men. So it definitely sets the mood ^_^
If you know of any other benefits of vanilla, please share with us.
Hope you found these benefits as interesting as we did ^_^ Ciao!