Health-Enhancing Cinnamon

 

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Cinnamon aids in the regulation of weight and lowers blood sugar. It is delicious on toast, apples, oatmeal, rice pudding, and in coffee or tea. I add cinnamon (and sometimes turmeric) to health-promoting smoothies.

Ingesting cinnamon helps to reduce the food-supply to tumors, and is a natural anti-inflammatory agent.

Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants, and is sometimes added to a foot-soak or a facial treatment to soften skin.

Tea made with cinnamon can soothe a sore throat.

Cinnamon may help to preserve one’s power of memory.

©M-J de Mesterton

Elegant Baked Fruit

Baked Pears, Baked Apples Macrobiotic-Style

A simple recipe, inspired by macrobiotic cookbook author Aveline Kushi, for baked fruit desserts: cut the cores from apples and pears, fill the apples with cinnamon and brown rice syrup, and insert finely-chopped ginger root and brown rice syrup into the pears. Bake the fruits in a covered dish or pot for an hour or longer, at a medium-hot temperature. The fruits will be soft enough to eat with a fork or spoon and without removing the skins. I used a six-quart Le Creuset stockpot, with a thin layer of sesame oil to prevent sticking on the bottom, to bake these apples and pears.

©M-J de Mesterton 2012

The Health-Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon aids in the regulation of weight and blood sugar. It is delicious on apples, oatmeal, rice pudding, and in coffee or tea.

Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants, and is sometimes added to a foot-soak or a facial treatment to soften skin.

Tea made with cinnamon sticks can soothe a sore throat.

Cinnamon may help to preserve one’s power of memory.

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