Monday, July 6, 2009

Herbs & Spices Focus: Cinnamon

While most popular during the cold winter months, cinnamon is available throughout the year. The brown bark from the cinnamon tree is available in two forms: dried sticks and ground powder. Cinnamon is known for its anti-clotting, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is sometimes used as a food preservative, and helps control blood sugar, boost brain function, improve colon health, and protect against heart disease. Cinnamon is rich in manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.

TIP: Try adding cinnamon to lamb, sautéed vegtables, oatmeal, and yams. Try some in your coffee too!

To learn more about other herbs and spices check out MY DIVA DIET "Tools for Success"  -- Herbs and Spices the Forgotten Treasure.  

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