The pairing of cinnamon and sugar in so many classic desserts (think apple pie) may be more ancient wisdom than simply palate-pleaser.
While the research is still inconclusive, there is strong evidence to suggest that cinnamon may support blood sugar control -- potentially easing the impact of that sweet hit on your metabolism. In the ancient healing traditions of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine, cinnamon is valued for its energizing and warming qualities, in addition to anti-microbial properties.
With so much to gain and no safety concerns at standard food doses, why not expand the role of this delicious spice in your diet? Experiment with adding cinnamon to soups, stews, meat spice-rubs and vegetable stir-fries. It’s not just for oatmeal anymore!