Perfect for Healthy Weight Loss
Naturally sweet and delightfully aromatic, cinnamon is a wonderful spice just waiting for you in the spice rack. With lots of flavor and no calories or fat, cinnamon is a perfect part of a healthy weight loss program. This delicious spice can even help fight diabetes and high cholesterol. That’s why we include cinnamon in the healthy recipes and meal plans of our book, The Fat Resistance Diet.
Reduce High Cholesterol and Fight Diabetes
Powdered cinnamon, about a half teaspoon a day, may help prevent diabetes or reduce blood sugar in adults who have diabetes. This would make cinnamon an excellent part of a diabetes diet. One study found that cinnamon helped reduce levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in people with type 2 diabetes. With these potential benefits, its no wonder cinnamon is a hot topic in health news.
Easy Tips for Enjoying Cinnamon
Do something good for yourself and enjoy cinnamon any time of day. This amazing spice can add delicious flavor and amazing health benefits when sprinkled on your favorite dishes, or on new creations.
Have a little cinnamon with your oatmeal, granola or cereal in the morning.
Try our apples and cinnamon snack, it tastes like apple pie without the crust! Place some apple slices into a small bowl, and shower them with cinnamon. Add a few walnuts, and you’ve got a delicious treat with pectin fiber and healthy omega-3 fats.
Coffee or Tea Time
You might sprinkle cinnamon on that latte or cappuccino when you are out, why not do the same when you have coffee with milk at home? You can even use cinnamon to create your own homemade chai tea, which has gotten so trendy. To help you get started with chai, we are happy to share with you a favorite recipe from our book The Fat Resistance Diet, called Slim Chai, provided below.
Dinner and Dessert
For the adventurous cook, a dash of cinnamon works beautifully with vegetarian spiced dishes such as curries or masalas. For dessert, how about a baked apple with cinnamon? The amazing aroma of cinnamon baking in the oven fills the whole house with an incredible aroma. Simply remove the core from the apples, shower with cinnamon and a little fruit juice concentrate and place in the oven
Slim Chai Tea
Our recipe for Slim Chai Tea combines green tea with cinnamon and two otheraromatic spices: cardamom and cloves. In experimental studies, cinnamon and cardamom were found to enhance detoxification by the liver. Cloves have potent anti-inflammatory effects. Together they make this a natural health-enhancing drink with no calories. Enjoy!
Slim Chai Tea
2 Green Tea Bags
10 Whole Cloves
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Cardamom
3 Cups of Water
Place tea bags and cloves into hot water and let steep for 3 minutes. Remove the tea bags and cloves. Add cinnamon and cardamom and mix well. Makes 3 servings.