Cinnamon : The Magic Ingredient to the Rescue
In our last story, we spoke about cinnamon and how it helps in battling abdominal fat. Let’s take a closer look at this incredible food ingredient and how it can be incorporated more into our diet. Even a small effort in including cinnamon in our meals can go a long way in ensuring a healthy lifestyle. Here’s a list of ways you can consume it regularly.
Make cinnamon part of your first meal of the day. Sprinkle some of it in your bowl of cereal for a healthy start to the morning. You could use it with oatmeal as well to enhance the taste, along with improving the health quotient of your breakfast.
Cinnamon will not only speed up your metabolism, but also make digestion more affective, and lower your LDL cholesterol.
Cinnamon coffee makes for a perfect winter beverage, especially as the cold weather begins it onset now. It also helps to keep cold at bay, providing the body the required amount of warmth needed against it.
If caffeine is not your poison, try cinnamon tea and enjoy the same benefits, or just simply add a teaspoon of it in a glass of milk and you’re good to go.
Muffins and Other Baked Products:
These desserts ain’t the healthiest bets for sure but adding some cinnamon to them definitely helps in providing some sort of a compensating factor. They smell and taste better, and because cinnamon also suppresses appetite, you’re less likely to go on a binge-fest.
Nowadays there are great replacements for flour in the batter of your baked goodies. Try eggs and butter instead to avoid empty carbs, and replace them with the right amount of fat and protein instead, making your dessert much healthier than before.
The anti-microbial properties of cinnamon once again become an advantage. Adding it to soup fulfills the same purpose as adding it to hot beverages. It enhances the taste and provides relief to those struggling with a cold or flu.
Cinnamon not only improves the taste, but also increases the health benefits of the soup. Metabolism and digestion are taken care of, you’re likely to feel less hungry than normal after the soup and you have successfully managed to supply the body with a magically useful ingredient.
In addition to the above mentioned benefits, cinnamon also helps fight cancer, improves brain function and helps with the over-all process of losing and maintaining weight and body fat. However, it is important to consider individual body allergies and aversions before taking to any food item. Therefore keep in mind any or all medical conditions that may get aggravated with the consumption of cinnamon. With that covered and out of the picture, there should be nothing else stopping you from adding cinnamon to your daily diet. After that, just sit back and watch it work its magic.