6 Surprising Health Benefits of Peppermint

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With the holiday season upon us, peppermint is popping up everywhere! It’s in coffee, candy, pastries, and has even become a popular choice for decorations. While this seasonal favorite is extremely tasty — and smells delicious — it’s also full of numerous health benefits that can improve your every day life. Here are six surprising health benefits of peppermint.

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1. Soothes Your Stomach

If you have an upset stomach from all that holiday feasting, reach for a candy cane. Multiple studies have found that peppermint can relax your GI tract and help soothe a sour stomach. Peppermint is also great for reliving gas, bloating, and can help ease IBS symptoms. Just proceed with caution if you suffer from Acid Reflex Disease, as mint can exasperate the symptoms.

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