Amazing Spice

Reducing the calorie intake can often be achieved with a little creativity. For example, if you replace the sugar and the cream with a spoon of cinnamon, you can save up to 70 calories per a cup of coffee. In addition, various studies have shown how good is the cinnamon for the entire health.Studies have shown that only half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day can significantly reduce the blood sugar levels, the triglycerides and the cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes. However, for those who do not have to worry about the insulin level, the cinnamon has a number of other benefits to the health.

The cinnamon helps in the control of the sudden rises and falls in blood sugar levels which can reduce the cravings for sweets.

In addition, the cinnamon can improve the effect of the antioxidants from other foods that help the body to defend itself and to strengthen the immune system.

It has been shown that the cinnamon reduces the stiffness in the muscles and joints, calms inflammation, improves the health of the digestive system and even stimulates the brain.

This super spice stimulates the blood circulation as well.

Add the cinnamon to your diet

One study has shown that the long-term use of this spice (a teaspoon a day) blocks the production of proteins in the brain that lead to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

One of the best ways to consume cinnamon daily is to add it in your coffee instead of sugar, cream and full-fat milk, if you drink coffee every day. And probably, there is no need to explain to you how unhealthy is the sugar.

The cinnamon and coffee go very well together, maybe it will not be as tasty as with sugar and cream, but it is worth to give a chance to this amazing spice.

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