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    I've heard about the health benefits of cinnamon, but now that I'm not doing grains or dairy, I'm not sure how to incorporate it into my diet. Any suggestions?


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    Well, I put a shake in my coffee and my herbal teas, makes it rich and yummy.


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      For a "desert" you could make an omelet with just eggs, and slice some fruit to put over it and sprinkle cocoa powder and cinnamon.


      Or add it to a variety of shakes.


      If you drink coffee, try out adding cinnamon to it. Tastes pretty good.

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        In tea, on fruit, and in protein pudding are mine.


        Cinnamon with fruit is a good idea because it will lower the glycemic index of a meal, reducing the amount of insulin the pancreas has to secrete.

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          I like it on my primal treats. Delicious on egg custard and on coconut flakes mixed with coconut milk. When I eat sweet potato or pumpkin I always use a good bit too. And definitely on fruit, as Stabby mentioned.

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            In my scrambled eggs.


            Cinnameggs.


            Yeah.

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              Nice. I eat apples often, so will have to sprinkle on some cinnamon next time.


              Does anyone use cinnamon on meat or vegetables?

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                It's good on squash, sweet potatoes, or pumpkin. If you eat fruit, you can sprinkle it on pretty much any fruit and it'll taste pretty good. Sprinkle it in tea and coffee. This sounds crazy, but try it on bacon! It's really good. Sometimes I add a few big sprinkles to my daily salad. It adds a really unique flavor to a salad when combined with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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                  Anything with a Mexican flavor can benefit from a little cinnamon--esp. chicken dishes.

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                    vietnamese cinnamon is delicious. I use it with any and all curries I make, or just straight up to give a sweet flavor to savory meat. Great it all stir fries.

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                      I just gave Cinnachicken a try.


                      Don't :/

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                        @Stabby LOL

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                          My grandma likes to put it in her green tea.


                          The one time she offered me some, she'd confused the chili powder for cinnamon. It was gross, but i didn't say anything, because i thought she was loosing it and didn't want to alarm her. She got a good laugh at it later, but i still don't trust her drinks.

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                            Sprinkle cinnamon on bacon while it is frying, so yummy.

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                              During a low-calorie-diet indiscretion a few years ago, I got going with a big Good Earth Tea habit. I thought it was caffeine-free, but checked the package one day and found out it had black tea in it. But I loved it so much I kept on with my one or two cups a day.


                              During that time, my blood pressure, un-medicated, went from roughly 140/92 to 170/20. I thought maybe the diet might have something in its favor after all -- but then one day I explored Wikipedia's cinnamon page.


                              I learned that most cinnamon in North America is really cassia, a close cinnamon relative. Therefore, my Good Earth Tea, which has a strong cinnamon flavor, probably contained cassia. Wikipedia has some very interesting things to say about cassia as well. It's a blood thinner, helpful for people with diabetes II, and it contains coumarin.


                              Then a piano customer who loves and works with horses told me that foundering horses (with the horse version of diabetes from too much grain and lush pasture) were given cassia to improve their micro-circulation so that their hooves didn't fail and come off.


                              After a few weeks of my Good Earth Tea habit, I noticed that when I tested my morning sugars, the blood seemed thinner. I thought this was all the water the diet asked me to drink. But once I discovered the nature of cassia I realized I had been using a blood thinner, and probably more than I should have. If I had a scratch, it would bleed quite a bit for quite awhile. So I started having a cup of Good Earth Tea every third or fourth day instead of every morning without fail, and I made sure I didn't have other blood thinners, like aspirin or Vitamin E, at the same time.


                              So, if you want to have "cinnamon", I'd recommend Good Earth Tea, the right amount of it, anyway. It's also delicious.


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