Saturday, June 29, 2013
Well, heard about the new craze of cinnamon and honey. It sounded interesting, so I thought I'd try it. No, it's not a silver bullet, nothing is. But if you use it as a tool among others, then it enhances your ability to make your goals. Cinnamon honey tea adds 2 8oz glasses of water to a diet, cinnamon which adds fiber and helps regulate blood sugar levels, and honey which is a natural source of sugar, energy and helps a body adapt to the world around it if you are using local honey in the mix. Honey has all kinds of health benefits, so it's one of the good things to add to the diet, not just empty calories. I figure it this way. Diet is about enjoying things that add to your life, not figuring out what else you can cut away. Add activities that move you, physically, then they burn calories and reduce stress. Add foods that help your body and that you enjoy.
Anyway, in the midst of it all, I came across an interesting trivia fact...not all cinnamon is really cinnamon! There are 3 things out there sold as cinnamon, and only 2 of them are the actual thing. The real ones actually are listed as cinnamon on the label. The 3rd is from the Cassia plant (as listed on the ingredients label) and apparently does not have the same effects on the body! Gee, go to my cupboard and pull out the mega huge bottle of cinnamon to see what I have? It's Cassia! Lol, oh well. Time to go to the store so I can see if the other stuff works. But hey, it's not a total loss. Cassia still tastes like the cinnamon. If you boil it in the water with the honey you get a great tasting tea. Yeah, there's sludge at the bottom. Clue by four! Don't drink the nasty stuff!!! The health benefits were in the other 9/10ths of the drink too!!!