Cinnamon

Posted: September 24, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Today I wanted to shed some light on cinnamon.  I believe spices are an important part of any diet regardless of your goals, they bring tons of flavor without the added fat and sugar.  Here are some reasons you should include cinnamon in your diet besides the fact that it tastes great.

– Cinnamon has high antioxidant properties

-Cinnamon has been shown to lower fasting serum glucose, tiracylglycerol, and LDL- and total cholesterol concentrations in diabetics.

-The addition of cinnamon to a meal delays gastric emptying, and lowered blood glucose concentrations after a meal.

-Over the long term it may increase fat metabolism, and favorably effect glycogen synthesis.

Recipe of the day:  Try adding a heaping teaspoon of cinnamon to your oatmeal, with a tablespoon of honey, a handful of walnuts, and a half cup of blueberries.

About 440 calories, 8 grams of fiber, and ten grams of protein

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