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I was doing a bit of research on cinnamon, and this spice is amazingly good for your health. For just 11 calories in a serving (2 tsp) you get 2.5 grams of fiber (which I think is actually where the "calories" come from -- your body won't use the fiber, so it actually has no calories), 10% DV of iron, 6% of calcium, and 58% of manganese. What are you waiting for? Add some cinnamon to your favorite food. I like to add it to my smoothies, it gives them a nice flavor. Also, as a healthy treat, I cut up some apples, top them with cinnamon and nuke them for a couple of minutes. Cinnomon also makes a good addition to oatmeal (with raisins or apples).

More importantly, cinnamon has been shown to help diabetics control their blood sugar. I think that everyone should try to incorporate this super spice into their lives daily! Check out the link for more information.


Sun. May 14, 2:28pm

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I LOVE cinnamon! it adds a "sweet" flavor to things without the sugar!

Try mixing it with Agave nectar and Fage Total 0% plus some vanilla. YUMMM

Sunday, May 14, 2006, 2:34 PM

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Try using it in chicken and turkey dishes, too.

Although I don't see how you could actually ingest a whole "serving" of 2 tsp.

Sunday, May 14, 2006, 4:34 PM

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I agree-- wouldn't that be like eating a few spoonfuls of sawdust?

Sunday, May 14, 2006, 10:36 PM

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Cinnamon can help SOME diabetics but not all diabetics notice much difference using it. But it is good on lots of stuff, I love adding it to my curry chicken salads.

Monday, May 15, 2006, 1:52 AM

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