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12-19-2011, 11:38 AM
Is it ok if I eat a lil cinnamon on an apple or in oatmeal?

12-19-2011, 11:42 AM
Why wouldn't it be okay? Cinnamon is just a spice. And some say that it regulates blood sugar.

12-19-2011, 11:56 AM
I second that. Cinnamon is perfectly delicious and healthy. Have at it!

12-19-2011, 12:11 PM
Just dont try to eat a tablespoon of cinnamon by itself :D

Cinnamon Challenge (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-cinnamon-challenge)

SBD Sass
12-19-2011, 12:12 PM
Yep, totally OK. I put it on everything. :p

12-19-2011, 12:32 PM
If it helps with the taste, why not? It sounds really good on an apple anyway! Great idea!

Like the above posters said, cinnamon also has some health benefits.

My mom swears by it. She puts some in her tea.

12-19-2011, 12:56 PM
Is there a specific diet you're trying to follow that you think would limit cinnamon? If not, definitely enjoy some cinnamon! It's much better than using sugar! I love it in oatmeal too.

Arctic Mama
12-19-2011, 02:09 PM
With the exception of some truly bizarre cleanses, pretty much every diet worth its' salt doesn't restrict food seasonings and herbs in normal quantities. Thyme, cinnamon, curry powder, paprika - have at it! Add a little stevia too, for sweetness. Whatever. Most of those are highly tonic and beneficial to health, adding them enhances flavor AND health.

12-19-2011, 03:31 PM
Cinnamon has been known to regulate blood sugar... my mom takes capsules of it

Beach Patrol
12-19-2011, 04:04 PM
I put cinnamon on my cottage cheese with a half packet of Equal. YUM! it's also good on sweet potatoes :D

12-19-2011, 04:47 PM
My mom swears by it. She puts some in her tea.

Does she just add a spoonful to her tea?

12-19-2011, 05:26 PM
thk u guys.. im a happy camper!

Arctic Mama
12-19-2011, 09:14 PM
I put cinnamon on my cottage cheese with a half packet of Equal. YUM! it's also good on sweet potatoes :D

I have salted and peppered my cottage cheese to good effect, but I never thought about cinnamon and stevia - it sounds delish and I will have to try it!

Love handles well
12-19-2011, 09:55 PM
I did my organic Chem research presentation on Cinnamon and have found it is a wonderful addition to your diet! Make sure your not using "Chinese" cinnamon because it has Coumadin, which is a blood thinner. Other than that just half a teaspoon on foods or in drinks ( I like it in my coffee) is enough for health benefits.

12-19-2011, 10:06 PM
How will I know if it the Chinese kind tho? Lol

12-19-2011, 11:08 PM
For normal seasoning uses, chinese cinnamon (cassia bark) is perfectly healthy. It's not until you start taking it in quantities using for supplements that the coumadin is a problem.

12-20-2011, 02:32 AM
Most cinnamon sold in the US is Cassia (Chinese cinnamon), regardless of where it's grown. Ceylon cinnamon has minimal amounts of coumarin. Indonesian or Korintje cinnamon falls in between, but is much lower than Cassia.

In the US, if it's just labeled "cinnamon", it's almost certainly Cassia. In Europe, it's usually Ceylon. If you're taking it in theraputic doses, it's probably worth ordering it from a spice house like Penzeys that identifies the specific varietal.

12-20-2011, 03:28 AM
OP, I'm still wondering if there was a specific reason you thought you might not be able to/shouldn't eat cinnamon?