Cinnamon and Your Diet

Hello, you wonderful reader!

I hope your week has been going well so far and you’re excited to get ready for… Fall!

Fall is just around the corner! If the weather has not already signaled that soon the leaves will fall and you’ll need to layer up, then perhaps the pumpkin spice and fall drinks might induce the feeling.

Autumn brings a lot of cinnamon spiced food and drinks, especially those drinks at Starbucks and cafes. While sugary desserts and beverages that contain cinnamon may not be the most healthiest options, cinnamon by itself is beneficial and you might want to incorporate it into your diet.

Cinnamon?

Yes, that’s right! Cinnamon. It’s made by cutting the stems from cinnamomum trees. After the inner bark is removed and any wood parts are taken out, strips are rolled up to create cinnamon sticks. These sticks can be grounded to create cinnamon powder.

It’s Benefits. Go.

Cinnamon contains lots of antioxidants. Antioxidants shield the body from oxidative damage that are induced by free radicals. One of antioxidants that cinnamon has is called polyphenol. Compared to other spices, such as garlic and oregano, cinnamon contains more antioxidants. Anti-inflammation is another property cinnamon has. Inflammation helps the body fight infections and repair tissue damage. When there is too much inflammation, it can become a problem because it is directed against the body’s own tissues. Because cinnamon has a lot of antioxidants, this will help with inflammation.Cinnamon reduces the risk of heart disease. In a recent study, people with type 2 diabetes who took a gram of cinnamon everyday had beneficial effects on blood markers.Click here to read more about the benefits of cinnamon.

Cinnamon Into my Diet?

It’s quite simple! Try these ideas:

  • Eating Oatmeal? Sprinkle some cinnamon powder on top. Better yet, try preparing the oatmeal with cinnamon for a more cinnamon taste.
  • Like Ricotta? Try mixing some ricotta cheese with cut up banana and a dash of cinnamon.
  • Drinking Milk? Include a pinch of cinnamon on your milk.

You Rock.

Thank you for reading! I hope you consider trying to add some cinnamon somewhere into your diet, whether it be once a week or even daily for those that love it. Fall is the best season to take advantage of using this spice as well as baking or cooking with it. Get creative!Have a wonderful week and I’ll see you soon!

Resources Used:

http://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-based-health-benefits-of-cinammon

4 thoughts

  1. Cinnamon is how I will roll this fall! Thanks for the suggestion and great information.

    Grandma used to always add a pinch of cinnamon into her coffee filter to gain the benefits of cinnamon. I have also have known people to just add a few sprinkles to their already made coffee. Cheers to CINNAMON!!!

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