Monthly Archives: July 2014

Apples and cinnamon

Do you have a bit of a sweet tooth, like I do?  If so, give this a try.

Sweet apples with a generous sprinkle of cinnamon

Sweet apples with a generous sprinkle of cinnamon

Slice up an apple, coat it with cinnamon, eat, and enjoy!

Why cinnamon?  Why not!  It is tasty, good for you, and it may even help control your hunger.

First off, if you are using the right kind of cinnamon (I like cassia because it has a more intense flavor) it is DELICIOUS!  Do you remember those little red hot candies called RED HOTS that were popular about 30 some years ago?  Well, if you use a high quality cinnamon, that is the flavor you will get from this inexpensive spice.  Now think about that coating a sweet apple.  No sugar, no salt, just wholesome goodness.  YUM!

There is not a lot of science behind the claims, but there is a lot of talk about how cinnamon can help with fat loss, appetite control, and blood sugar regulation.  Even if those claims aren’t based on science, the level of antioxidants is measurable and is a fact.  So enjoy knowing with 100% certainty, that you will be helping your immunity, reducing slow burning inflammation, and cutting back on the damaging effects of oxidation, all while snacking on this tasty treat!

So head to your kitchen now, slice your apple and sprinkle some cinnamon on top.  It is that easy!