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Cinnamon benefits

Monday, February 18, 2013

A couple of friends in different countries have been sick recently and I've suggested to both that they try HOT Orange Juice (8 oz) with 1/8 tsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp. honey. We stayed in a B&B once when I had the flu and the Peruvian innkeeper served me Hot OJ. At first I was skeptical, but it tasted so good and warming, I figured it couldn't hurt.

Read an article about the benefits of cinnamon, which led to the effects of cinnamon, the gist of which was don't overdo the cinnamon. That's easy. In my research, found a great article from Organic Authority that shared these benefits:

-1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower your bad cholesterol (or LDL).
-Cinnamon may help treat Type 2 Diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels and increasing the amount of insulin production in the body.
-Cinnamon has antifungal properties, and it's been said that candida cannot live in a cinnamon environment.
-Cinnamon can reduce the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
-Cinnamon has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
-Honey and Cinnamon combined has been found to relieve arthritis pain.
-When added to food, cinnamon inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.
-Just smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
-Cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
-Cinnamon has been found to be an effective natural remedy for eliminating headaches and migraine relief.
-Cinnamon can also help stablize blood sugar (which is great for weight loss). A couple of dashes in your morning tea or cereal is all it takes!

*I'm not saying all this is correct, several sites shared most of these claims. I like the taste and dashed a bit in my tea and on my oatmeal. Tasted pretty good.

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    Knew there was a darn good reason to put cinnamon on oatmeal, in buns!
    1914 days ago
    I have been adding it to my coffee & smoothies too.
    1914 days ago
    I don't think I could gag down hot OJ, however, I've had lemon tea with honey and cinnamon when down with sickness, it really helps. I also put cinnamon in my coffee, I like the flavour and it does help to stablize sugars. :)
    1918 days ago
    I love cinnamon.Even though the medication I have to take due to my injuries has made me gain weight my cholesterol is low and I will try anything to help with arthritis pain as long as it is not a recorded drug !!
    1918 days ago
    I have heard - & read - many good things about cinnamon. Best part is...I like the flavour.
    1918 days ago
    Thanks for sharing - I found the article very interesting as my husband has Diabetes and a high cholestrol. emoticon
    1918 days ago
    Good stuff, thanks for sharing!
    1918 days ago
    I love cinnamon! I've also read that Ginger has many beneficial qualities. I tend to drink Ginger tea when I start feeling icky - it's helped me a lot!

    Have you ever heard of the People's Pharmacy? Joe and Terry Graedon are a husband/wife team who collect home-remedy information. They've published a really good book based on their research of natural remedies.

    It doesn't replace 'modern medicine' in my opinion - but it does go to show how much of what we eat directly impacts how we feel.
    1918 days ago
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