One thing you should always keep in your pantry is ground cinnamon.
Why? Because cinnamon is going help lower your blood sugar and it’s going to help you become more insulin sensitive which is very important.
What you want to focus on is making sure that whenever you’re going to have some potatoes, rice, bread, fruit, pasta or a food with a high glycemic index you want to make sure to sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon.
One thing I love doing is actually putting cinnamon in my smoothie every single day because cinnamon not only does it help with blood sugar, it also tastes good.
Why Is Blood Sugar Important?
Now why is blood sugar so important?
Why am I talking about managing your blood sugar?
Because if you keep getting rapid spikes in your blood sugar all of the time, that is how diabetes occurs.
Because of these rapid spikes in your insulin, you then become more insulin resistant, which means that you will store more fat and not manage your carbs properly.
How Do You Use It?
Cinnamon doesn’t just have to be put in smoothies like I said you can put it on your vegetables when you bake them.
Every day I like to roast up some sweet potato, pumpkin and carrots and what I usually put on them is before I cook them is cinnamon, salt, pepper, and some olive oil.
Like I said, you can make cinnamon make so many things taste good, and the another good thing is that you can keep this spice in your pantry for a long period of time since it’s not going to go off quickly.
I like to buy bigger bags of cinnamon since I tend to go through a lot, but that’s just my personal preference. If you’re someone who’s new to using this spice I suggest starting off small.
Another good thing about cinnamon is that it contains no calories unless you add a lot of it to your food (which people won’t do) and when I say a lot I mean at lead 100 grams, but you’re not going use 100 grams of cinnamon. Just get a little bit of a sprinkle and put it over your food
Now, let’s say you’re going have a big meal, and obviously, you don’t want to put cinnamon over all of your food, then you could just put it on the carb source you’re going to have. If you’re just going to have something like a sweet potato, just put it on the sweet potato, what I’ve found is that some foods just don’t seem to do well when I add cinnamon to them.
Another way you can quickly get in some cinnamon during a meal is to mix it in with a little bit of water. I know it’s not going taste the best (actually it doesn’t really taste like anything), but if you put a little bit of cinnamon in a glass of water, and you just drink it before you eat, it’s going help manage your blood sugar.
What’s the best type of cinnamon?
Cinnamon can come in many different types and the one type I recommend is cinnamon in its ground form. Other ways you can get it is in a full scroll (but you’re not going to eat that).
One key thing is to make sure you just do not get the cinnamon sugar!
Why? well, it’s got sugar and cinnamon in it and that’s going to do the opposite of what we want. So make sure you always check it, have a quick read and make sure it says ground cinnamon, and then on the back, what you want to have a look at it, Is where it says Ingredients, and it says ground cinnamon. That’s all you want it to say.
You don’t want it to have anything else under ingredients.
So make sure you always check the label and make sure that you have a look and it says ground cinnamon. On the back of the label, you want to have a look at it, and where it says Ingredients, and it says ground cinnamon and nothing else.
This is an essential spice to help improve your health!
I’m telling you, cinnamon is one of the best spices to keep in your pantry and it makes foods taste good too, especially, like I said, in a smoothie.
Just start with trying to add it to a smoothie if you’re not used to the taste.
Here’s a simple smoothie idea to get you started:
- 1 banana
- 4 ice cubes
- a pinch of cinnamon
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
It’s as simple as that and will taste amazing!
If you’ve used cinnamon before I’d love to hear how you use it in your smoothies or what it works best with, so comment down below if you’ve tried it before.