Not only are these muffins gluten free and perfect for the fall season, they're also delicious and include ingredients known to benefit health.
Almond/soy milk and canola oil are known for their low unhealthy, or saturated fat, content, and canola oil specifically is championed for being high in good fats, like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Having a good balance of saturated and unsaturated fats is important for maintaining a healthy weight and normal cholesterol levels.
Agave nectar has great antioxidant properties that protect against natural aging, and the high folate and vitamin K in agave make it a popular natural remedy for mental health disorders like clinical depression.
Pumpkin is known to be calming to the stomach and helps to restore normal gut flora and GI function.
Nutmeg is a particularly underrated spice. Not only is it an antioxidant that helps prevents diseases like cancer and heart disease, it also functions as a sleep aid, pain reliever, and blood pressure regulator. It also has some activity against bacterial infections, has anti-inflammatory effects, and can help boost libido. Lastly, animal studies have found that high doses of nutmeg had significant antidepressant that improved emotional wellbeing and may be effective in regulating blood sugar as well.