Sunday, 26 December 2010

360 : Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a must with my white chocolate mocha, in any coffee shop. My love for Cinnamon started long ago, the smell and taste are simply amazing. Due to my love for this spice I decided to research it and here are some benefits:

10 Health benefits of Cinnamon [Link]
1.Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.

2.Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes.

3.In some studies, cinnamon has shown an amazing ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.

4.In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.

5.It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.

6.In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.

7.When added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.

8.One study found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.

9.Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.

10. It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.

Also this website has about the same as above, its a good read :}

NOW a favorite winter recipe for Milk & Cinnamon:

Heat milk
Mix some corn starch mixed with water [1/2 table spoon for each mug]
Add starch solution to warm milk and stir while cooking
Make sure you don't burn the milk :p
add ground cinnamon on top

voila :} yummy thick milk & cinnamon drink

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