Thursday, March 27, 2008

cinnamon - spices of life

cinnamon's turn:

as an essential oil -
- known as an aphrodisiac
- anti-depressant
- reduces pain and frequency of headaches
- relaxes muscles, painful joints, menstrual cramps
- increases circulation
- enhances the action of enzymes - so helps with metabolism
- anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial
- immune system booster

1/2tsp cinnamon a day lowered blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes, published in Diabetes Care in 2003. The same study found it also lowered cholesterol.

i love cinnamon and add it to lentils and in the coffee maker, or with lemon juice and hot water.
so many benefits and ways to cook with it.

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