When I told my youngest daughter that I was writing about cinnamon this week, she said, what does cinnamon have to do with having a beautifulife?”  So I explained to her about all the different benefits. She was then convinced that everyone should include this spice in their daily lives to stay balanced, healthy, and thriving.

Every day, I use cinnamon, whether in my morning coffee, a design on top of my afternoon latte or sprinkled on my favorite french toast recipe.  The benefits are endless, from lowering blood sugar and cholesterol levels to a good dose of fighting the common cold and everything in-between.  I will highlight just a few of my favorite benefits, but I encourage you to do your research to find that there are just too many to list here. 

Blood sugar - Cinnamon can help release insulin that is necessary for diabetics and overall consistent energy.

Cholesterol - Cinnamon can effectively increase LDL cholesterol levels and the right kind of high-density lipoprotein - HDL.  

Weight loss - Cinnamon can help the body to burn fat to reduce weight.

Anti-inflammatory - Cinnamon has an active ingredient that helps reduce inflammation in arthritic patients and people who dont even realize they have it.

Brain Function - Cinnamon can increase the blood flow around the body, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the brain.  This will make you feel more awake and alert.

Antibacterial - Cinnamon can be used as a natural antibiotic.  It has been shown to be useful for the common bug and major ones, but all might be avoided if consumed regularly.

The list of benefits goes on and on, including bumping up your energy level, oral health, IBS, ADHD, and sore muscles. So, next time you're out shopping, grab some cinnamon and start adding it to your favorite drinks, snacks, or meals. You will find that this is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to stay well!

My affirmation for you this week is;

I will explore new ways to stay healthy and vibrant as I continue my journey to my most balanced and beautifulife


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