22nd Jan 2013, 10:02 PM #11
22nd Jan 2013, 10:03 PM #12
Cinnamon essential oil is one of the most effective oils to almost completely eliminate bacteria within 60 minutes.
It's been discovered that cinnamon essential oil was found to be a particularly effective antibacterial agent against staphylococcus bacteria.
These bacteria are commonly found on the skin.
They can cause infection in a person whose immune system is already compromised.
When staphylococcus becomes drug-resistant, it can be very difficult to treat.
Researchers have concluded that essential oils can be a cheap and effective treatment option for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, such as the type found in hospital settings.
A little food for thought when it comes to protecting yourself against bacterial infection.
And speaking of food,
22nd Jan 2013, 10:04 PM #13
A Few Quick Serving Ideas:
Enjoy one of the favorite kids' classics ~ cinnamon toast ~ with a healthy twist.
Drizzle flax seed oil onto whole wheat toast and then sprinkle with cinnamon and honey.
Simmer cinnamon sticks with soymilk and honey for a deliciously warming beverage.
Adding ground cinnamon-spice to black beans to be used in burritos or nachos will give them a uniquely delicious taste.
Healthy sauté lamb with eggplant, raisins and cinnamon sticks to create a Middle Eastern inspired meal.
Add ground cinnamon-spice when preparing curries.
22nd Jan 2013, 10:05 PM #14
Cinnamon is not a commonly allergenic food and is not known to contain measurable amounts of goitrogens, oxalates, or purines.
Cinnamon is an excellent source of manganese and a very good source of dietary fiber, calcium and iron.
And, if you're wondering how to get more of this spice into your diet;
22nd Jan 2013, 10:08 PM #15
Pear Dippers with Cashew and Cinnamon Yogurt Dip
You and your kids will love dipping pears (or any kind of fruit, for that matter) in this deceptively nutritious and creamy sauce that combines cashew nut butter with yogurt.
Prep: 5 min Total:
Makes: 4 Servings
1 (6 oz.) container plain dairy yogurt or coconut milk yogurt
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon-spice
2 Tbs. cashew butter, at room temperature
2 pears, sliced into 1-inch wedges
1 Tbs. honey
1. Add the yogurt, cashew butter, honey, and cinnamon-spice to a medium bowl.
Whisk to combine.
Add the honey to taste.
2. Serve with pear slices for dipping.
Fiber: 2 g.
Fat: 5 g.
Carbohydrates: 22 g.
Protein: 4 g.
22nd Jan 2013, 11:03 PM #16
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Very useful thread on the Cinnamon!!! Thanks for your efforts,,,
23rd Jan 2013, 09:14 AM #17