Cinnamon, cloves, and allspice may have a stabilizing effect on blood sugar. Rosemary herb works as a diuretic that accelerates the rate of urination and improves kidney function, and eliminates harmful toxins in the liver. Great for Diabetics
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Instead of using gum and breath mints...that have additives and various forms of sugar..I use whole cloves or a tiny piece of cinnamon bark for fresh breath. One bottle of cloves or cinnamon from a discount spice store lasts a very long time! Much less expensive than other breath products and healthier than chemicals. Additionally, there are some interesting articles written on the healing properties of these spices..maybe its not all folklore? 148
I started with a miniscule size piece as I learned the amount most enjoyable for me. No chewing required! :)
I keep my fresh breath spices in an empty glucose strip container, empty RX bottles are good too.
If you are like me, you prefer to use real cane sugar instead of substitutes like chemical alternatives, processed products like splenda or stevia. To keep that sweet taste but cut down on the amount of sugar, I add a little cinnamon or citrus juice along with my sugar. Try your favorite sweet spices to find you favorite; clove, anise, liquorish root and cinnamon can all add to sweetness without all the empty calories.
I love to add varieties of aromatic spices and fruits to water and put my crockpot on the low setting for the day. It makes the house smell so delicious! My favorite is four cups of water with cinnamon sticks, cloves, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Smells like Thanksgiving 224
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