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Uses for Ground and Stick Cinnamon

Uses for Ground and Stick Cinnamon

Add 1.25 tsp. to prepared oatmeal, yogurt or French toast batter.

Use for baking apples, add to your favorite curry recipe, sprinkle over ground coffee before brewing, top-off a latte or hot cocoa, use generously in puddings, especially in bread pudding.

Use whole cinnamon sticks and brew for a delicious, healthy hot tea.

The secret in releasing the color and taste is to allow sticks to fully boil for about 5 minutes then add cold water, cover, turn off fire, and allow to steep for about 10 minutes before serving.

    Health Benefits:

    • ♦ Studies show that simply ? teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.
    • ♦ Studies also suggest that cinnamon has a regulatory effect on blood sugar; making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance disorders.
    • ♦ Cinnamon has shown amazing abilities to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.
    • ♦ 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.
    • ♦ It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
    • ♦ A study at Copenhagen University showed that patients given ? a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with 1 tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.
    • ♦ Cinnamon added has shown to inhibit bacterial growth and food spoilage ? making it a natural, non-toxic food preservative.
    • ♦ A study found that simply smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory ? confirming the health benefits of aromatherapy that has been used for centuries.
    • ♦ Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
    • ♦ Cinnamon is packed with manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.





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