Cinnamon


Did you know that cinnamon is not only a spice, but it is also a tree? It’s true. The tree grows in places like Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

Cinnamon is commonly purchased ground in used in baking, but it is also purchased as sticks when making hot mulled beverages and for crafting purposes.

Some of the health benefits of cinnamon are (talk to your doctor before taking any herb or spice for medicinal purposes, especially if you have a medical condition):

  • Benefits blood sugar levels, diabetes
  • Colds
  • Menstrual pain
  • Diarrhea and nausea
  • LDL Cholesterol

You can easily add cinnamon to your daily diet without much difficulty. Here are some ideas:

  • Cinnamon Tea
  • Sprinkle it over buttered toast, tortillas or crepes.
  • Add a pinch to hot cocoa.
  • Add a pinch to iced tea.
  • Add a pinch to coffee.
  • Sprinkle over ice cream.
  • Sprinkle over pudding.
  • Top muffins with it.
  • Top breads with it.
  • Create a roll-up with a pancake, tortilla or crepe by spreading it with cream cheese and then sprinkling cinnamon over the cheese.

In what ways do you use cinnamon.

Shannon

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Author:Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I am a single mother of two young adult daughters. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure. Feel free to visit me on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+shannonlbuck and on Twitter @ShannonLBuck.

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