Has anyone tried Saigon cinnamon? First time I tried it was yesterday. It's GREAT! It's hotter than regular cinnamon. It's like those cinnamon hearts you see around Valentine's day.
I haven't seen it in my grocery store; I picked it up at a Watkins booth at the country fair.
After a bit of research I have found out that the cinnamon we buy at the grocers may not even be cinnamon at all; and has far less of the desirable qualities that we want in cinnamon (besides the taste).
Cinnamon lowers the glycemic impact of food on our bodies. Cinnamon also contains anti-oxidants en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saigon_Cinnamon spices.suite101.com/article.cfm/difference
10 Health Benfits of Cinnamon:
1.Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.
2.Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes.
3.In some studies, cinnamon has shown an amazing ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.
4.In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
5.It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
6.In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.
7.When added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.
8.One study found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
9.Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
10. It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.
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