Cinammon and diabetes &weighloss, Bay leaves to keep roaches at bay, mint 4 mice

By Amy
Abernathy, Texas
September 26, 2008 1:41am CST
Yep, you read right. Check out all the great benefits of this sweet, fragrant spice: Decreases blood sugar while increasing insulin levels, helping fight prediabetes which seems to be on the rise - also called metabolic syndrome Got a chronic upset tummy - after checking with your doc to make sure its not serious - try Cinnamon to soothe your tummy -may even prevent ulcers. Can limit the development of yeast infections as well as urinary tract infections Can be helpful for brain boost and memory Leaves good cholesterol alone while lowering bad cholesterol This article talks about the use of Cinammon in shrinking the abdomen Cayenne pepper is thought to help speed up metabolism Mice hate mint and cockroaches get gassy from bay leaves and bite the dust and are then eaten by other cockroaches for the same effect What are your secrets for little known benefits of spices?
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
26 Sep 08
I have heard that before about cinnamon...and it's well worth a try! I really don't know any very valuable secrets that are connected with spices....I do know that oregano neutralizes the acid in tomatoes so when you cook with oregano it makes the sauce tasty and helps cut down on acid.
• Abernathy, Texas
28 Sep 08
Wow that's a great tip. I will definitely use it. I actually made some rice the other day and made a little sauce of a tiny bit of butter, olive oil, roasted garlic and Cinnamon and Cayenne pepper and it was actually good, believe it or not. The Cinnamon alleviated the spicyness. And I had some Cinnamon toast and was reminded how yummy it is. I didn't even add sugar to the Cinnamon and it was still yummy. I want to start now trying to eat as if I'm diabetic so that I won't be in the future. I used to tell my wieght loss clients that age and heredity may influence you but don't have to determine you. I'm crossing my fingers my words are true!
@rsa101 (15467)
• Quezon City, Philippines
26 Sep 08
Wow that seems a very good alternative to the table sugar which is not suitable for diabetic people. I wonder why there is less of that in my place. I seldom see Cinnamon being sold in our market.
• Abernathy, Texas
28 Sep 08
And you've checked the spice section - that's so strange. Although in the West, we favour in sweet stuffs, Cinammon doesn't have to just be for french toast or sweet desserts its also good for cooking main dishes as well. Curries and meat dishes. You can learn more here and get some yummy recipes: Here's a huge list of recipes: