Cinnamon may have some excellent healing qualities making it beneficial for arthritis, sore throats, weight loss, digestion and even heart disease. Since 2000 BC, cinnamon has been used in Ancient Egypt, where it was very highly prized for its natural healing properties. In medieval times doctors used cinnamon to treat conditions such as coughing, sore throats and arthritis. Today, even modern research reveals that cinnamon has many beneficial properties. We would be smart to include it in our daily diet!
Try this simple popsicle recipe that is easy to make and fun for kids. The flax seed and nutmeg adds additional nutritional benefits with each popsicle having 1.92 fiber grams!
Cinnamon Apple Flax Pops
1.8 fat grams, 85 calories = 19% fat calories
Makes 8 small popsicles
1 large apple, cut in slices
4 tbsp ground flax seed
1 1/3 cup soy, rice or almond milk
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp Real sea salt
8 cinnamon sticks
Blend the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour in popsicle containers and put either cinnamon sticks in for a cute look, or regular popsicle sticks. Freeze. You can also drink this as a smoothie.
28 Health Benefits of Cinnamon
If you have liver disease, it would be better to use cinnamon that is ceylan cinnamon instead of cassia cinnamon, which has less coumarin in, possibly linked towards liver damage.