The Spice Pantry: Cinnamon: Spice with a Punch

We sprinkle it on toast, add it to cookie dough, stir it into hot apple cider, and find it in candies. But cinnamon is more than a sweet treat. It's one of the world's oldest healers. Modern science has confirmed its value for preventing infection and indigestion - and recent research shows that it helps … Continue reading The Spice Pantry: Cinnamon: Spice with a Punch

The Spice Pantry: Benefits Of Cinnamon And Honey

Since ancient times, people have been using a blend of cinnamon and honey to heal several ailments. While honey is readily available in most countries across the globe, contemporary scientists also acknowledge the benefits of honey as a ‘Ram Ban’ or extremely useful medication for almost all types of maladies. What is more significant is the fact that ingestion … Continue reading The Spice Pantry: Benefits Of Cinnamon And Honey

Our Holiday Favorite Spice: Cinnamon

Most of us think of spices as incidental to our diets, but perhaps it's time to update our appreciation of these flavorful, and powerfully health-promoting, seasonings. Spices are defined as any "aromatic vegetable substance." The keyword is a vegetable. Derived from "vegetables" in the form of tree bark {cinnamon}, seed {nutmeg}, or fruit {peppercorns}, spices have … Continue reading Our Holiday Favorite Spice: Cinnamon

An Extra Pinch of Cinnamon: How Cinnamon Can Help You to Burn Holiday Fat!

As you make that pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, consider adding an extra pinch of cinnamon; a study shows that cinnamaldehyde, the organic compound that gives cinnamon its flavor, helps you to burn fat. Cinnamon is a common holiday spice with surprising fat-burning properties, new research suggests. Pumpkin pie, mulled wine, hot chocolate, and eggnog — these … Continue reading An Extra Pinch of Cinnamon: How Cinnamon Can Help You to Burn Holiday Fat!

Cinnamon: Health Benefits

Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the branches of wild trees that belong to the genus "Cinnamomum" - native to the Caribbean, South America, and Southeast Asia. There are two main types of cinnamon: Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum Verum), often considered being "true cinnamon" Cassia cinnamon or Chinese cinnamon (Cinnamomum aromaticum), which originates from southern … Continue reading Cinnamon: Health Benefits

Cinnamon May Reduce the Harms of a High-Fat Diet

A diet high in fat is considered a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, as it can lead to weight gain, diabetes, and other harmful conditions. New research, however, suggests that it may be possible to offset some of this risk by incorporating cinnamon in the diet. Researchers suggest that cinnamon may offset some of … Continue reading Cinnamon May Reduce the Harms of a High-Fat Diet

Cinnamon and Diabetes

People with diabetes often face dietary restrictions to control their blood sugar and prevent complications.Although research is in a preliminary stage, cinnamon may help fight some symptoms of diabetes. It is also unlikely to cause blood pressure spikes or disrupt blood sugar. So, people with diabetes who miss a sweet pop of flavor may find … Continue reading Cinnamon and Diabetes

Nine Diabetes Superfoods and How to Prepare Them

Diabetes is a disease that causes elevated blood sugar levels due to a lack of insulin, the body's inability to use insulin, or both. Poorly managed diabetes can cause damage to blood vessels and nerve cells, which may lead to foot problems and a condition called neuropathy. High blood sugar levels can also cause damage … Continue reading Nine Diabetes Superfoods and How to Prepare Them

Seven Herbs and Supplements for Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a widespread disorder affecting the blood sugar and insulin levels in the body. Managing the long-term consequences and complications of diabetes are as much of a challenge as the disease itself.There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is where the pancreas produces no insulin. Type 2 diabetes is more common. … Continue reading Seven Herbs and Supplements for Type 2 Diabetes

Nine Essential Oils for Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that affects many people in the United States and much more around the globe. The disease is usually treated medically but as yet, there is no cure for it.Some research suggests that there may be some essential oils that can be safely added to a diabetes care plan with great … Continue reading Nine Essential Oils for Diabetes