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Old 11-02-2004, 04:13 PM   #61
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I have sprinkled cinnamon in with heavy cream and scrambled eggs, and use that for french toast with LC bread. Sprinkle with splenda or use a LC syrup adding another dash of cinnamon on top.

Another good recipe for a mock danish sort of thing for those who are using carbquick or another low carb bread/biscuit
I don't have exact measurements, use your own tastes

cottage cheese
cinnamon
butter
splenda
LC bread or other "base" for cottage cheese mixture

Mix cottage cheese, cinnamon and splenda together. Lightly toast the bread. Butter bread while hot, top with cottage cheese mixture. Broil until cheese is melted.

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The pb and cinnamon seems to be addictive!
Last night,I had the bright idea to add some cinnamon to some Hood's choc. milk,then nuke it in the microwave. Well,the globs of cinnamon bubbled over the top of the mug and made a huge mess! It tasted awesome, but next time I need to figure out a way to mix the cinnamon more evenly before I heat it.

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Dawn that's a good treat with the Hoods... I heat the milk first and add the cinnamon last. It needs help dissolving.
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Yeah,I should have thought to heat up the Hood's and THEN add the cinnamon! I think this will be a treat for me a few nights a week now. Oh,and adding real whipped cream would be delish!


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ug i tried to put a whole spoonful in my coffee BLICK! what a nightmare, i wont have cinnamon for awhile now!
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Old 11-02-2004, 05:43 PM   #66
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I was thinking about Nobimbo's cinnamon capsules....now that is the way to go! I suppose you could go and buy some empty gel capsules at the health food store and fill them yourself!
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Just got back from the grocery store and bought myself a big 'ol bottle!!!
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one of my family's fave chicken recipes is chicken roasted with garlic, sprinkled with oil and cinnamon and 1/2 orange, juiced. they love it. could use cin and diet soda or davincis or added to crock pot chicken would be great too.
loved the sugar/spice explanation!
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Old 11-03-2004, 12:45 AM   #69
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SugarFreeSheila - Just a curiosity question. You say you add cinnamon to your Starbucks coffee. Are you speaking of the cinnamon they have in the small container at Starbucks? I have used it but made up my mind it had sugar in it. Do you know if it does? I guess I could ask them. Thanks, Ann
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I'm not Sheila but, that cinnamon on the counter does not have sugar - its just cinnamon........
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http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_cinnamon.htm

"In place of Listerine you can try another antiseptic mouthwash that really does "kill germs on contact." Half a teaspoonful of tincture of cinnamon added to half a tumbler of warm water makes an excellent mouthwash when the breath is unpleasant and the teeth decayed.

One of the most delicious, if not helpful, remedies for acid indigestion, heartburn and cramps is to sprinkle a little cinnamon and cardamon on hot, buttered raisin toast and slowly eat, chewing thoroughly before swallowing.

An incredible experiment in the journal of Food Science for 1974 demonstrates the power of cinnamon over most yeasts and fungi. Slices of white, raisin, rye and whole wheat breads, manufactured without the usual mold inhibitors, were subjected to various aflatoxins, a group of toxic molds so dangerous that they can cause liver cancer and kill humans and animals alike. These toxins often occur in food.

The toxic molds grew like crazy on all of the other breads, except for the raisin bread where growth was described as being "scant or not visible at all." In trying to identify whether it was the raisins or cinnamon responsible for this, food scientists discovered that as little as 2% or 20 mg. of the spice per milliliter of a yeast -extract and sucrose broth inhibited 97 -99 per cent of these molds."

The site contains more info.
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Old 11-03-2004, 05:15 AM   #72
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I measured out 1 tsp cinnamon this morning and will try to use it up in some way today. I am starting out the day with cinnamon in my coffee.

Yesterday I had cinnamon with peanut butter, very low carbs, and drank tons of water. Today I am finally down 1 lb since Monday, after 2 weeks of no loss.

I am so excited about seeing ANY change in the scale so I am going to try to get in a full teaspoon of cinnamon, drink lots of water again, and keep carbs at 10 or so. Wish me luck!

If anyone else is trying out the cinnamon trick, please post your results!
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As an expert on cinnamon deficencies I can explain why you lost the weight. You see girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. Obvioulsy you were low on spice and by giving yourself the spice you recombobulated your metabolism, so as a reward it let you drop a pound...

You see it can all be explained scientiffically
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I put a half of a cinnamon stick in my green tea this morning and it is yummy. Much tastier than without it!
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Old 11-03-2004, 11:27 AM   #77
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That cracked me up!!!
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Cinnamon may significantly help people with non-insulin dependent (Type 2) diabetes improve their ability to respond to insulin, thus normalizing their blood sugar levels. Both test tube and animal studies have shown that compounds in cinnamon not only stimulate insulin receptors, but also inhibit an enzyme that inactivates them, thus significantly increasing cells’ ability to use glucose. Studies to confirm cinnamon’s beneficial actions in humans are currently underway with the most recent report coming from researchers from the US Agricultural Research Service, who have shown that less than half a teaspoon per day of cinnamon reduces blood sugar levels in persons with NIDDM.
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how cinnamon works in the body

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For diabetics, cinnamon "does much the same thing as insulin" biochemically, said Don Graves, an adjunct professor of biochemistry at the University of California in Santa Barbara who has studied how cinnamon works in the body.

In Type 2 diabetes, the problem is that insulin no longer does a good job of escorting sugar into cells, said Anderson of the USDA. Cinnamon "makes cells more sensitive to the insulin that is available," he said.

An active ingredient in cinnamon, proanthocyanidin, worms its way inside cells, where it activates the insulin receptor. Once this receptor is activated, whether by insulin or cinnamon, chemical reactions occur allowing the cell to use energy from sugar.

A few other caveats are in order. If you have Type 2 diabetes, you should monitor your blood sugar carefully when adding cinnamon because the spice may intensify the effects of insulin medication -- or better yet, talk to your doctor first.
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Adding Cinnamon to your diet-IDEA

Has anyone considered drinking Chai Tea???

I googled 'chai tea recipes' and found the following:
(I only pasted the "easy" recipes )
BTW-I have NOT edited the ingredients for sugar etc. I think we are all adults here and can figure out how to do that for ourselves! :blush: :blush:


Chai Tea Mix
1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
2 cups powdered non-dairy creamer
2 tsp. vanilla powder*
2-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea
2 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground cardamom
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. In a blender or food processor bowl, place 1 cup at a time, and process until mixture is blended and the particles are fine.
Add 2 heaping serving tablespoons Chai tea mixture to a mug of boiling water and stir to mix well.

*If you can't find vanilla powder, mix 2 tsp. vanilla extract with some of the sugar until blended and dry. Then process with remaining ingredients in blender or food processor.
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Chai Tea Mix
For a fresher, more lively taste, try using whole spices and ground them using an electric spice/coffee grinder or mortar and pestle.
1/2 cup powdered creamer
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 cup granulated sugar
15 teaspoons instant black tea (or pekoe)

1.Combine all ingredients together and store in a tightly sealed container.
Makes about 15 servings.

To Make a Cup of Chai Tea:
1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon Chai Tea Creamer Mix
1 cup boiling water
1 1/2 teaspoons honey (optional)

1.Combine the Chai Tea Mix with the boiling water and honey, if using; allow to steep for 2 to 3 minutes. Makes 1 serving.

Cook's Note: The Chai Tea mixture will dissolve much better when vigorously stirred into hot water.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/beverage...ix-recipe.html


Homemade Chai Tea

This Homemade Chai Tea recipes makes 4 cups.
Ingredients
• 2 black tea bags
• 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/2 cup honey
• 2 cups milk, soymilk or milk substitute
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 2 cups water

Preparation
To make Chai Tea Base, in medium saucepan, combine water, tea, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, allspice and honey. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and allow to steep for 30 minutes. Remove tea bags. Cover and refrigerate Chai Tea Base.
To serve hot: combine equal parts of Chai Tea Base and milk. Heat on stovetop or in microwave.
To serve cold: combine equal parts of Chai Tea Base and milk over ice cubes.
Tips: This recipe can be doubled or tripled easily. Chai Tea Base may be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Source: National Honey Board
http://www.nhb.org/


Chai Tea
1/2 cup hot strongly brewed Constant Comment tea (tea with orange and sweet spices)
1/2 cup very warm 2% or nonfat milk*
1 tablespoon Equal® Spoonful**
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1.Combine all ingredients in beverage mug until blended. Serve immediately.
Makes 1 serving.
* NOTE: To warm milk in a microwave, place in glass container and heat on HIGH 30 to 40 seconds.

** May substitute 1 1/2 packets Equal sweetener
Nutrition information per serving:
calories 53
protein 5 g
carbohydrate 7 g
fat 0 g
cholesterol 2 mg
sodium 74 mg
Food Exchanges: 1/2 milk
Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic...ea_recipe.html
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Is there a certain amount of cinammon we should be aiming for each day? I've been sprinkling some in my coffee and enjoying it very much, but I'm thinking it's probably not enough to see any real benefit.

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ok, I was stuck at 155..........after 1 day with cinn. in my coffee/tea......I am 154 today!!! It tastes sooo good too!!
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hi all

before i found low carb i used to use cayenne for its thermogenic properties as part of the 'stack' (caffeine, aspirin, cayenne). It has similar properties to Cinnamon.

I wonder if it would be advantageous to combine the two - cayenne and Cinnamon to trick the body now and then: dunno:

Anybody tried this?
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Sigh...I tried adding a few sprinkles of cinnamon to my hot tea, and it just kind of floated there (even though the tea was already hot).

I did add some to my beakfast eggs though...pretty good!
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Hi all,
I am so excited that you responed to my thread and hope all have great success with the cinnamon.
I didn't get to use it yesterday, because we were out of town all day, but planning on using it today.
Good luck all.
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How 'bout sprinkling it on our Husband or wife?
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Thought I might try this out, didn't think I'd like it in my tea though. But I dropped a cinnamon stick in and then I tasted it. Yummo.

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Darn - I don't have either one of those!
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wow this is very interesting! for those who are taking the caplets, is it just pure cinnamon in them?
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wow this is very interesting! for those who are taking the caplets, is it just pure cinnamon in them?
yeah i want to know that too -- is it special cinnamon or something? why am i getting the idea that its just overpriced supermarket cinnamon in a cap?
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