Good News: Candy Canes Sooth The Belly

Not sure what to do with all those candy canes laying around the house post-Christmas? Consider using the season’s most famous candy to treat an upset stomach or fend off germs. Studies suggest that peppermint, the primary flavoring in candy canes, boasts a plethora of health benefits — with some doctors suggesting the use of peppermint oil as the first line defense against irritable bowel syndrome.