I always use a lot of cinnamon around Christmas, and just in general over the winter months, but the health benefits of cinnamon are so many and not to mention, backed by evidence, I should be using it all year round. The important thing though, is to find the ‘true’ cinnamon, the Ceylon kind. Not surprisingly, the common supermarket cinnamon, the Cassia kind, is not as beneficial.
A great way of adding a daily dose of cinnamon to your diet, is by making apple and cinnamon porridge for lunch or breakfast. First of all, homemade oat porridge is naturally GF and keeps you full for a long time, and if you add some good quality cinnamon – win win!
Benefits of Cinnamon
- Loaded with antioxidants
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Lowers blood sugar levels
- Helps fight bacterial and fungal infections
- Has properties that can provide relief for indigestion, flatulence, heartburn, nausea and stomach cramps
Breakfast – Oatmeal with a small spoon of honey + apple and cinnamon. Top with some pecan nuts and add some (almond) milk if needed. Very easy to prepare and keeps you alert for quite some time.