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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Food and Fads.

I try to stay up on the current health food ideas. This one has been around for a long time. It is the benefits of cinnamon. Everywhere I look, there is another article on your health and cinnamon.

The new one is cinnamon and honey. Have one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon three times a day and all of your health problems with disappear within three weeks. Do you believe it? The first thing I did was look up the health claims of honey. Wow! There are hundreds, maybe even thousands. Here are the top ten: Boosts your energy...Reduces muscle fatigue...Regulates blood sugar...Treats coughs...Heals wounds and cuts...Beats insomnia...Good for your skin...reduces your weight and Improves digestion.

Is that great or what? I say it is. There aren't really any bad side affect of this sweet bee nectar so long as you are above two years of age, but remember, sugar is sugar so don't get carried away. Now let's talk about cinnamon. All cinnamon is not created equal. The verdict is still out on the affect cinnamon has on your health but over all, the follow things are widely thought to be true. It is rich in antioxidants, a natural anti-inflammatory, helps regulate blood sugar. But don't stop reading yet.

 There is more than one kind of cinnamon and if you are going to follow the health gurus such as Dr. Oz and drink a tea or eat cinnamon and honey three times a day ( one tablespoon of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon) There is Ceylon and Cassia. All of the cinnamon you buy at the grocery store is Cassia. DO NOT USE IT FOR THIS HEALTH REGIMENT it contains high levels of coumarin which can cause liver damage within three weeks. If the bottle or jar doesn't say CEYLON don't bother to buy it.

 Still, does it work? I haven't a clue. I saw it on Dr. Oz and those of you who know me know I can't let anything go until I research it. I drink cinnamon and honey tea a couple times a day, but the problem with anything like this is that nothing beats a good diet with plenty of fruits and veggies and cool clear water. Did I mention how irritated I get at the health food store about the things they sell and people buy because the figure if it is a health food store, the stuff is healthy. NOT. I eat lunch most Sunday's at a health food store. When I am done, I get a chocolate bar. Is it healthy? NO. Neither is the Pops Kettle Corn or about two thousand other things I see every week, including organic Cassia cinnamon.

Do they have a lot of healthy organic food? Absolutely, but remember, no one is looking out for you health but you. See you next time. I can't imagine what will come to mind to talk about by then. Oh yes, one more thing. Another writer told me to try fried cucumbers and I did. Delicious. I used corn meal, a little sugar and an egg and some milk. Milk and an egg in one bowl and then put the slices in the corn meal and fry them in a little olive oil. Something different and tasty. Have a great week.

4 comments:

  1. Everybody's looking for that miracle food that will make them healthy. I think the key is simply to eat in moderation. Too bad I don't do that. :)

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    1. I know what you mean Chuck. I find if I eat what I want and take a long walk I do better than being miserable and sitting on my butt.

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  2. I've heard about the benefits of cinnamon before but never the risk of liver damage! Yikes. Guess Chuck is right. Moderation in all things.

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  3. I know. I just thought I would pass it on. When you hear of something new, remember, it is usually about money and notoriety.

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