Cinnamon is a spice, and considered a source of healthy food intake, and has been used as a potent spice for centuries for its flavor and health properties. In Ayurvedic medicine, cinnamon has been used to help circulation and even prevent certain diseases.
Research studies indicate cinnamon is a key source to include in your diet of healthy food and may be a key spice for preventing or even healing type II diabetes. It may help lower blood sugar levels and is suitable for diabetics avoiding high-glycemic foods. A 2003 study published in Diabetes Care journal found that cinnamon improves glucose and lipids of people with type II diabetes. Cinnamon intake was linked to reduced risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Cinnamon may have anti-candida and anti-fungal properties, and has also been linked to migraine relief and weight loss benefits.
Recommended daily intake of cinnamon is 1/2 to 1 tsp cinnamon per day, though some studies have used up to 6 grams per day). Cinnamon is one of the warming spices, and is ideal for cooler climates and seasons.
Some delicious ways to enjoy cinnamon include atop a squash or quinoa dish, on granola, sprinkled on whole organic fruit, oatmeal, or chia, in a smoothie or even in juice. Fresh ‘N Lean dishes regularly incorporate cinnamon and other healthy ingredients to heighten the flavor of a variety of delicious entries.
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