Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal with Brown Sugar – Spicy Fountain of Youth

Steel Cut Oats[The Oatmeal Project, Day 5: Cinnamon Raisin with Brown Sugar]

Though studies on the health benefits of cinnamon have been mostly inconclusive, there is some research that suggests that cinnamon can decrease blood sugar in people with diabetes, lower cholesterol, fight bacteria, and reduce inflammation.

We especially like that last one, cinnamon as an anti-inflammatory agent, since inflammation is what causes aging — if there’s anything we’re fighting right now, it’s aging. It probably won’t help to dust our complexions with a cinnamon compact (wait, hm… there’s an idea in there somewhere…), so we’re planning on adding the spice to our diets as much as we can without resorting to snickerdoodles and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.

Even if there’s no hard evidence of cinnamon’s health benefits, there are no real side effects of the spice either, so why not?

(We choose to ignore that one time when we accidentally dropped an open jar of cinnamon and inhaled when we gasp!-ed.)

We just may make a teaspoon of cinnamon part of our daily (beauty) regimen.

by Sarah J. Gim on February 5, 2011 · 0 comments

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