The holiday season is coming to a close, which means many of us have to say goodbye to some of our favorite flavors until next year. However, what if we told you that there is more than enough reason to keep savoring one delicious seasonal treat in particular?
It may sound too good to be true, but The Huffington Post recently pointed out that peppermint – the breath-freshening flavor found in candy canes and other much-loved delicacies – has ample health benefits to enjoy.
"The mint brightens up chocolate and adds depth to confections, but it also delivers a vitamin-packed punch, thanks to high levels of beta-carotene, vitamin A, and vitamin C," the source states. "What's more, research shows that the flavor may help prevent tension headaches, improve concentration, curb appetite and even reduce cold symptoms."
In addition, the online media outlet FitDay credits peppermint for helping calm an upset stomach and easing skin conditions like hives and rashes.
Of course, snacking on peppermint in its sugar-laden forms may do more harm than good. However, sipping on a hot cup of peppermint tea could be a great way to keep enjoying this flavor long after all of the holiday decorations have been put away.
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