Food of the Week

Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon helps our stomach digest food more slowly. When you eat high carbohydrate foods you will notice a rapid increase in blood sugar, this is because our stomach digests them quickly and empties them. Cinnamon helps this process go more slowly
  • Hyperthyroidism, an overactive thyroid, is a condition where the body begins to metabolize food at a suddenly increased rate due to inflammation of the thyroid. Cinnamon has powerful anti-inflammatory benefits, therefore reducing the risk for inflammation related illnesses
  • Even just smelling cinnamon has shown to stimulate memory and improve cognition
  • The platelets in our blood are meant to stick together when we are bleeding so as to clot around the injury and prevent all our blood from leaving our body, It is possible for them to clot too much though, which causes blood flow to be less adequate. Cinnamon helps prevent over clotting and stimulates the regular flow of blood.
  • Both calcium and fiber are very high in cinnamon. Both of these attach themselves to bile salts in our body (bile salts can cause damage to colon cells), thus reducing the risk for colon cancer
Fun Fact: In ancient times cinnamon was only found in the most prominent of homes because it was so valuable. In those times it was worth more than gold.

 

Cinnamon Apple Chips

 

Ingredients

1 apples (large or 2 medium, thinly sliced)
1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

Preheat oven to 200 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.*
Lay apple slices in a single layer on lined baking sheets and sprinkle evenly with cinnamon.
Bake at 200 degrees for 2 hours.

Once you remove the slices from the oven loosen them from the parchment paper and they will crisp up even more

*You can use foil but your apples are MUCH more likely to stick to it than to parchment paper

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Calories: 122
Carbohydrates: 33g
Sugar: 23g
Sodium: 2mg
Fiber: 7g
Protein: 1g


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