diabetes

Spice of the Season – Cinnamon

This is the time of year that we probably consume our greatest amount of cinnamon between the fall desserts, beverages and side dishes.  Good news – we’re doing ourselves a big favor because cinnamon is said to have a very positive effect on blood glucose levels. Consuming cinnamon helps to stabilize our blood sugar, which in turns helps keep our energy levels and moods stable. In addition, stable blood sugar levels help prevent us from overeating.

If you know someone suffering from diabetes, cinnamon is a top spice to include in their diet. I recently told my dad about this (he has type 2 diabetes) and he has been trying to incorporate cinnamon into his diet on a daily basis. I’m hoping we’ll see an improvement soon if he keeps up with it!

Need another more reason to add cinnamon to your next meal? Cinnamon has one of the highest antioxidant levels of all herbs and spices. So with Thanksgiving right around the corner, don’t hesitate to add some more cinnamon to those sweet potatoes – hopefully you’ll be feeling less groggy and less full than usual by meal’s end!

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Healthy Gift baskets for All Occasions & Ailments

This gift basket (pictured below) is called “The Better-than-Aspirin Pain Relief Get Well Basket” and is ideal for chronic pain sufferers (think arthritis), mothers who recently gave birth, or someone recovering from an injury, muscle strains, etc. Its contents are specifically geared towards pain, inflammation, and recovery with products like decaf green tea, spicy apple ginger chews, and dried cherries. There’s even a Pain Relief Recommended Food Guide included.

This is just one of many healthy gift baskets offered by WellBaskets.com. They even have baskets for anxiety sufferers, insomniacs, and diabetes sufferers just to name a few!

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