Cinnamon – a wonderful little spice

March 29, 2011


Cinnamon – This common spice is Nature’s glucose reducer. Eat a little everyday to lower your blood sugar, improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation. It also reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels. ¼ tsp is all it takes. If you think you need more, limit your cinnamon to 1 tsp spread out over the course of the day. Like most things in nature, a little is good, a lot is not necessarily better. Cinnamon is an antioxidant and helps block the formation of damaging free radicals which cause inflammation leading to heart disease, dementia and cancer. Cinnamon, cloves and allspice have more antioxidant phenols per weight than blueberries (one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants).

Sprinkle cinnamon on your favorite foods such as: yogurt, oatmeal, brown rice, tea, sweet potatoes, squash and more. Add to coffee grounds prior to brewing. Add to smoothies. Be creative with this nutritional spice.

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One Response to “Cinnamon – a wonderful little spice”

  1. Bill with no pastries said

    go cinnamon – I knew it made great pastries but I don’t eat those much anymore – I remember the taste – the idea of adding it to ceral sounds like a winner in all ways

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