May 2, 2008

Diet Dish: The Secret Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Did you know that cinnamon may help people with type 2 diabetes? The indian spice was found to help regulate the blood sugar - therefore, helping people who have type 2 diabetes.

Why or how could this help you if you don't have diabetes? Regulating your blood sugar levels helps reduce cravings and binges. Also according to Wikipedia:
Cinnamon has traditionally been used to treat toothache and fight bad breath and its regular use is believed to stave off common cold and aid digestion.

I am a HUGE fan of this natural, real food, organic movement. I think it's great. To find benefits from nature, and things that are made naturally has be better than all this pharmaceutical clutter. As you all know, I am no dietitian or nutritionist even if I think I am qualified to be one, so watch this video to find out more from clinical nutritionist Alexis Beck.

Here is a recipe for The Cinnamon Tea that we mentioned in the video:
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Cup of Boiling Water
1 Regular or decaf Black Teabag
stevia, sugar, splenda (whatever you want to sweeten your tea with)

Place the cinnamon stick in a cup. Ad the boiling water and steep covered for 10 minutes. Add the teabag. Steep for one to three minutes. Sweeten to taste, if desired.

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