Smoothies (Part 3)

February 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm Leave a comment

The final ingredients to our smoothie recipe are spices, namely cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.

Spices in a smoothie?  There are more reasons than taste.

Cinnamon is ground bark from the cinnamon tree.  It has healing properties derived from the oils of the bark.  Cinnamon can play a part in preventing blood clots.  It also has microbial properties because it prevents the growth of bacteria.  The latest research shows that cinnamon, as part of a food item, reduces the food’s affect on blood sugar.  This is important for all of us, but especially for those with Diabetes.  Cinnamon may also improve the body’s response to insulin, the hormone that signals cells to accept glucose.

Cinnamon smells good, doesn’t it?  Inhale deeply, because this aroma is said to boost brain activity!

Cinnamon is used in traditional Chinese medicine for its warming qualities.  It is often combined with tea and ginger as a relief for the symptoms of a cold or flu.

Two teaspoons of cinnamon provides almost half of your total daily requirement of manganese!

Stay tuned to tomorrow’s post for the final recipe!

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