Can you name a superfood that is very high in calcium (yet is not a dairy product), high in fiber, iron and manganese?
The only food that checks all these boxes is cinnamon. Even better, it is inexpensive, has no side effects, and has a host of health benefits. Its essential oils make it valued for its warming qualities, as it aids fat burning as well.
A 12-week study found that cinnamon drops A1c levels in diabetics by 7% (Journal of British Diabetic Association). The participants in the study took 2g of cinnamon daily, and it not only helped with blood sugar, but it also significantly reduced blood pressure.
Another study found that cinnamon increased glucose metabolism by about 20 times, which would make a huge difference in your body being able to regulate blood sugar.
Cinnamon goes well in savory dishes like soups and tagines, and is a delicious natural sweet addition in smoothies and baking.
It also shines in deserts, and is your best friend at breakfast. And it may even have some healing properties.
Cinnamon makes us think of Christmas and cozying up at home in the warmth, but whatever you do with cinnamon please, don't try the cinnamon challenge!