Stay Young With Cinnamon

Just a spoon full of cinnamon helps the sugar surge slow down….

Sugar surges in your blood stream cause inflammation and aging.  Cinnamon contains a chemical that mimics the hormone insulin.  When you eat the spice and it is present in your blood stream, it helps your body use sugars correctly for energy and prevents inflammation, aging and weight gain.    Just 1 teaspoon of cinnamon has as much anti-aging and anti-oxidant power as 1/2 cup of blueberries or 1 cup of pomegranate juice.  Cinnamon contains the form of sugar that your body needs for those times when more energy is required, such as when you exercise or are under stress.

Here are some other some fun facts:

  • The smell of cinnamon has been shown to improve brain reactions and memory
  • Cinnamon kills microbes and yeasts that upset digestion and immunity
  • It is known as an aphrodisiac
  • It may help relieve colds and flu when added to hot tea with lemon and honey

Here is a recipe to try:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 teaspoons raw or unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon agave syrup

1/2  teaspoon cinnamon

Whisk ingredients together and serve warm.

Stay young my friends! -Andrea

Do not attempt to eat a teaspoon of cinnamon on its own!