Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees that is used in both sweet and savory foods. The term “cinnamon” also refers to its mid-brown color. Cinnamon is a moderately alkaline spice and is considered a superfood. It is also known for its medicinal value as it is loaded with powerful antioxidants that helps in preventing cancer. Cinnamon is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties that help the body fight infections and repair tissue damage. It also has powerful anti-diabetic properties which makes it a food that should be taken on a regular basis.
Here are four ways one can get more cinnamon into the diet:
1. Start your day with a cinnamon and honey mixture 30 minutes before your breakfast. Just add half teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of honey to a glass of lukewarm water. It prepares the entire body for the day and it’s the best way to detox your body.
2. You can also add cinnamon to herbal tea or green tea. Alternatively, add half a teaspoon of cinnamon to your breakfast cereal or oatmeal or sprinkle it on your toast.
3. When taken before meals Cinnamon helps in reducing the appetite thereby making it easier from one meal to another without the need for snacking up on unhealthy food in between.
4. Blending Cinnamon and Banana before a workout session would help in making your exercise more effective. Following an aerobic exercise you could delay having your food for 30 minutes which would have a better effect on burning calories. Cinnamon before exercise makes it possible because it keeps your appetite in check.
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