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Why is cinnamon a superfood?

  1. The author of the book Eat yourself beautiful, slim and happy, nutrition coach Amber Albarda, has a new book: Amber Answers. In this book Amber answers 50 of her most frequently asked questions about nutrition. One of the questions she answers is why cinnamon is a superfood. A taste of the book.

  1. Amber's answer: Cinnamon is a highly recognized superfood. Thanks to the chromium present, it has a stabilizing effect on your blood sugar level and it helps your body to deal with sugar better by converting it into energy. Something that is not an unnecessary luxury with our daily sky-high sugar consumption. Diabetics in particular can benefit from this spice. It also helps with fungal infections, prevents bacterial growth and reduces inflammatory reactions in your body (sugar causes them). Other benefits of cinnamon are that it counteracts constipation, improves your circulation and has a warming effect in your body. It also benefits your digestion and in particular the assimilation of fats. And if that wasn't enough, it's also an excellent source of iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, zinc and vitamins A, B1, B2 and C. A tough powder, and also very tasty, but it is not wise to use cinnamon powder in large quantities. This spice naturally contains a toxic substance. And be careful with excessive amounts when you are pregnant.

Did you know?

  1. Cinnamon comes from the bark of the cinnamon tree and its use goes back a long way: the spice was used as a medicine by the ancient Egyptians and the Chinese also mention it in writings that go back to no less than 2800 BC. It was such a valuable spice that it is said that at the funeral of his second wife Poppaea Sabina, Emperor Nero burned a year's supply of cinnamon to show the depth of his grief. A precious commodity, this colorful apple sauce embellisher. Amber Albarda is a nutrition coach and dedicated chocolate lover. She previously wrote 'Eat yourself Beautiful, Slim and Happy'.

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