Cinnamon is an ancient spice and first appeared in Chinese medical writings in 2800BC!
Back then it was used to aid in digestive, repiratory and bacterial diseases.
Today its most popular use is sprinkled on oatmeal or in baked goods. However it is so much more than a spice with delicious flavour...Here are 3 reasons to get more cinnamon in your diet.
Not all cinnamon is created equal. Most conventional cinnamon sold on grocery store shelves today is "cassia" cinnamon. This is a cheaper kind of cinnamon that doesn't have all of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits mentioned above. It also has a compound in it called coumarin wich may be toxic at higher doses. To get the most health benefits from consuming more cinnamon look for "ceylon" cinnamon.
Remember even a 1/2 teaspoon will up your antioxidant levels...you don't need a lot to get the benefits!
How do you get more cinnamon in your day? Lease any ideas in the comments below...