Adding spices to your food is an excellent way to derive huge health benefits from small ingredients and cinnamon is one of the best spices available.
Where It Comes From
Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of various species of trees, making it a plant food that can absolutely be included as part of a Paleo lifestyle. You may have already heard that adding cinnamon to your diet can provide a number of health benefits. Well, you heard right!
Regardless of the variety of cinnamon you end up going with, you’ll probably benefit from its anti-microbial effects, anti-cancer effects, and its tendency to increase insulin sensitivity. Ceylon cinnamon (a.k.a. “true cinnamon”) has even been shown to inhibit two common hallmarks of Alzheimer’s (source).
So, if you love cinnamon, feel free to add it to anything and everything: coffee, soup, stir-fry, smoothies, and all of your favorite desserts!