The Good News:
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that spicing your food with cinnamon may make you feel full longer. It also appears to reduce levels of insulin and research says that eating about a teaspoon of cinnamon a day may help lower cholesterol levels and help to keep blood sugar steady. Chinese medicine and Ayurveda have used the spice for centuries to cure all kinds of ailments such as the common cold, arthritis pain and circulation problems. Cinnamon adds fall flavor and a touch of sweetness without all of the sugars of well, sugar.
Get Your Cinnamon:
Add a dash to your morning oatmeal, morning smoothie, whole wheat toast or sauces.
Cozy up your apple cider or coffee with a dash of cinnamon.
Lift your spirits with a couple of cinnamon sticks and some whole cloves simmering on the stove while you bake your fish or chicken in a healthy and delicious rub of cinnamon, cumin, pepper, thyme and cayenne.