When you hear “vanilla extract,” what do you think of? Your first answer is probably dessert, but what about antioxidant? Anti-inflammatory? Mental health booster? Vanilla extract is great for all of those things but there is more!
Vanilla extract is extremely safe and has no known side effects, so you can use it to your heart’s content.
- A powerful antioxidant – Antioxidants in your diet are important because the free radicals that enter your body
- Antibacterial – Vanilla products also exhibit antibacterial properties.
- Reduces inflammation in the body – it helps reduce the overall inflammation in your entire body.
- Improves mental health – Vanilla has also been known to reduce anxiety and depression.(Dr Axe, 2019)
We love using Mantra Vanilla Extract when making our Chia Pudding. Vanilla extract makes a wonderful addition to any chia pudding because its shelf-stable, low in calories, but very high in flavour.