Wednesday, May 1, 2013

24 oz of Cinnamon or 24 karats of Gold...you choose.




Believe it or not, at one point in time, cinnamon was more valuable than gold. And while these days we're betting most of us would rather get our hands on 24 karats over 24 ounces - a bar over a stick - this bark-cum-spice has just as much bite as it does bark. 

The potential health benefits attributable to cinnamon could be stated as nothing short of astonishing.  Chinese and Indian medicine have long revered cinnamon as a superpower used to treat things such as colds, indigestion and cramps and also believed it improves energy, vitality and circulation. 

We will lists just a few of the many many attributes of this savory and flavorful ingredients:

Just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower your bad cholestrol (LDL).  This is a small amount offering some big results.

Cinnamon may help treat Type 2 Diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels and increasing the amount of insulin in the body.

Some studies show cinnamon's incredible ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections because of its antifungal properties.  

For women who suffer from mentral discomfort cinnamon may offer relief.

Incredibly, a study published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, cinnamon reduced the proliferations of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.  Cinnamon may reduce your risk of colon cancer by helping to remove excell bile in your digestive tract and prevent the damage it can cause colon cells.

More incredibe still, a study at Copenhagen Univeristy showed patients given 1/2 teaspoon of cinnomon powder combined with 1 Tablspoon of honey every morning before breakfast had a significant relief in arthritis  pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.

Honestly, the list of benefits goes on and on, including affecting brain health, relief from headaches, fights infection, is an anti-bacherial, fights E.Coli, purifies the blood, fights colds and flu, excellent for indigestion.  

Want to learn more?  Here a place to look:   How to get the Health Benefits of Cinnamon

It looks like cinnamon is worth its weight in gold and maybe more!  But let's not over do it. 24 oz of cinnamon will go a very long way.  Try adding a bit to your cup of tea or coffee, use organic cinnamon in your baked goods, sprinkle some in your chili or stew.  There are many ways to bring a pinch of this lovely spice into your life.

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