Saturday, November 17, 2007

What's for breakfast? Ask my grandkiddos!

If you asked any one of our five grand-kiddos what Poppi and Nana have for breakfast, you'd probably get the same answer. Oatmeal (steel cut oats), butter (yup the real thing), blueberries, cinnamon, brown sugar (Poppie likes that) and cream. We also just started adding flax meal.

Wow, it's quite the feast.

Did you know how valuable cinnamon is? I knew it was good, but lately, I'm finding out just HOW GOOD it is. On one site (so sorry, I didn't save the URL), it said cinnamon, "reduces inflammation in the body and improve type 2 diabetics' ability to respond to insulin, acts as a tonic to the entire body.

It dispels colds and winter chills, and kills a variety of illness-causing bacteria, including E. coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus and the Asian flu virus. It promotes sweating, increases blood circulation, increases the production of digestive fluids, relieves smooth muscle spasms, and increase the flow of urine. It has been used to treat colds, fevers, edema, arthritis, amenorrhea, angina pain, dyspepsia, and hypochondria.

In the digestive system, it helps with weak digestion, colic, griping, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Cinnamon can also act as a relaxant, reducing anxiety and stress, and its astringent properties will stop bleeding. It has strong volatile oils that are a potent antibacterial, anti fungal and even a uterine stimulant. Because it is so good tasting, it is doubly effective in fighting mouth infections. And, supposedly, just the smell of cinnamon could improve cognitive function. "

Have you had your cinnamon today? More yums here.

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