Spices are defined as any “aromatic vegetable substance”.
Basically this means that they are derived from plants. Many spices have important health benefits. Some are potent anti-cancer agents. Some spices are anti-inflammatory and more and more researchers are agreeing on these findings.
In one comparison of anti-oxidant power from the Agricultural Research Center, the compounds in Oregano rank higher than Vitamin “E”.
So now we come to Cinnamon, a spice we incorporate in many of our recipes here at La Loba’s Bakery. There is so much information on the health benefits of Cinnamon that it cannot be fully addressed in a forum such as this. However, for people affected with Type 2 Diabetes, there may be very important clues given to consider a little Cinnamon in the diet. The reader should do their own personal research before making their own conclusions.
There are different types of Cinnamon and different opinions on the right type to use for health benefits, so do the research and make an informed decision. As for persons with Type 2 Diabetes, it is suggested that Cinnamon has an effect on blood glucose levels, triglyceride and cholesterol, all factors to be considered for defeating the disease. Once again, be cautious as I am just abstracting information from sources I have read and feel confident enough to want to know more.
It is suggested that Cinnamon is believed to be a glucose moderator and is recognized as being an anti-bacterial.
Now, does all this information mean that you should eat a lot of La Loba’s baked goods? Well, no, rather I believe that you should eat La Loba’s goodies because they taste so good and you should feel happy when you eat and being happy is an important constituent of any diet and yes, I think that knowing Cinnamon has known health benefits should make you feel all that much better.
So relax, be happy and whatever you eat make sure it is whole, real food, stay away from the chemically altered and highly processed food like products.
Happy eating, enjoy.
Gwynn and Alan