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Cinnamon

Posted by terrepruitt on October 28, 2010

Today I wanted a little different flavor in my coffee so I put some cinnamon in it.  As I was doing sprinkling some into my coffee I remembered cinnamon is thought to be a spice that has health benefits.

There is information stating that studies have shown cinnamon to do all kinds of good things.  One thing is helping regulate blood sugar levels.  It helps slow digestion so it can help with spikes in the blood sugar.  It is considered an anti-inflammatory food, which is good to add to any diet because so many other foods are inflammatory foods.  Cinnamon also has been shown to help with yeast overgrowth.  It also helps stop the growth of bacteria on food–like a preservative.

As little as 1/2 teaspoon a day was shown in some studies, to lower LDL cholesterol.

I also read somewhere that is helps keep blood from clotting.

I have not seen this qualified as a super food, but I am thinking it should be.  Other studies have shown that just smelling it can help improve brain function.

Another great thing about it is that it can be added to sweet foods or savory foods.

Recently I was at a party and someone had grilled pineapple and sprinkled cinnamon on it after.  It was really good.  It gave it just enough of a different flavor.  It was nice.

I am not so good about using it in savory dishes.  Do you have any ideas or recipes in which cinnamon can be added to help get some of these benefits?

9 Responses to “Cinnamon”

  1. pegbur7 said

    I love cinnamon. Unfortunately I have recently become “addicted” to Stacey’s Pita Chips and my favorite flavor is the cinnamon sugar. I used to eat cinnamon toast all the time and when I was pregnant and suffering morning sickness I switched it to ginger toast which helped immensely.

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    • I like cinnamon too, I am not sure I LOVE it. I like it in “sweet” things, but I am not sure about the savory stuff. Pita Chips are pretty good. I will have to NOT try those because I don’t want to become “addicted” to them. 🙂

      How did you make ginger toast? Did you buy powdered ginger? And use sugar too? Ginger is great for settling the stomach, so it makes sense it worked. I am just curious how it is make.

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  2. suzicate said

    Cinnamon is good for so many health reasons, and so is honey…together they are sensational, tasting and healthwise. I usually drink a tea of it in the winter, problem is that is leaves like a phlem in the bottom of the cup and is kind of weird to swallow. I also make a paste of it and spread on toast.

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    • Yes. Originally I was going to do a cinnamon and honey post, but I decided to just do cinnamon. Maybe I will do one on honey and mention the benefits the combination has.

      I am a spoon-in-the-mug kind of person. So I constantly stir whatever I am drinking that needed/needs stiring; coffee, tea, whatever. So I would hope I would not have the ick at the bottom. (I can’ even say phlem . . . . eeeeeeewwwwwww).

      I have done cinnamon sugar before but not cinnamon honey!!! Great idea!

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  3. I always mix Cinnamon and Honey with my coffee. They are so good for health.

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  4. […] cups of water 2 tea green bags 10 cloves 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 (heaping) tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground cardamom 1/2 tsp ground ginger 2 cups […]

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