Health

Cinnamon

In 1969 Tommy Roe sang “Cinnamon – let me in!”   While he may have been talking to his girlfriend, I’m telling you to let the spice, Cinnamon, into your pantry.  Cinnamon is one of the most beneficial spices in the world.

Cinnamon is made by cutting the stems of the Cinnamomum tree.  The inner bark is removed and curls up into cinnamon sticks which can be ground into cinnamon powder.  Health benefits can also be obtained from cinnamon extract.

Here’s the best part: is it’s super easy to use cinnamon on a daily basis to take advantage of its incredible health benefits.

When I was at work, I kept a shaker of cinnamon on my desk so that I could sprinkle a dash into my morning cups of coffee.  In fact, many gourmet coffee shops have a shaker of it for their customers. It will perk up any brew.  Put a dash it into your cereal, desserts or hot coco.   A dash of cinnamon goes a long way, but like with everything else, moderation is in order.

The fantastic health properties of cinnamon:

Boosts your immune system to help fight infections and viruses.

Helps lower blood sugar.

Promotes good heart health by reducing high cholesterol levels, high triglycerides, and high blood pressure.

Helps fight allergies.

Can defend the brain against neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Reduces the effects of aging on the brain and body.

1 Tablespoon of cinnamon contains 8% calcium, 68% manganese, 4% iron, 3% Vitamin K.

WOW!  So little can do so much – so make Neil Young happy and become a “*Cinnamon Girl!

*Cinnamon Girl” was released in 1969 and was written by Neil Young while he was sick with a high fever and the flu!