When you think of cinnamon, what memories does it elicit? Perhaps it causes you to think of hot apple pie, or eggnog, or cinnamon toast on a cold winter's day. Cinnamon reminds me of sweetness, warmth, holidays, and happiness. What is it about this spice that makes it so popular worldwide and throughout the millennia?
Cinnamon is a warming and drying spice that improves circulation, relieves indigestion and cramping, reduces inflammation, and lowers blood sugar and cholesterol. Studies have shown it's effective for Type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. It can be used to relieve toothaches and to brush your teeth! Cinnamon is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic. Try adding it to herbal tea when you have a cold or the flu as it has antimicrobial properties.
You can buy cinnamon in powder form, chips, or sticks. DH and I love dropping a cinnamon stick in the coffee pot for cinnamon coffee. It tastes delicious and helps keep us healthy.
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