Now, I have recently discovered a tea made with cinnamon barks.. and I fell in love! You only need cinnamon barks and boiling water. It's deliciously aromatic and naturally sweet - you'd actually think there is sugar added.
It will satisfy your sweet tooth or craving and at the same time regulate your blood sugar.
Cinnamon is also very helpful to reduce inflammation in your body. All of us have come across some degree of inflammation, some more than others, without even noticing. It's an essential mechanism of the body to fight infections, heal injuries, deal with stress, toxins and environmental pollutants.
However, if there is too much inflammation it can have severe affects on your health, especially when it becomes chronic. This can have effects on cellular level and has been linked to various degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease or diabetes.
The standard Western diet, high in refined sugars and carbs, alcohol, gluten and fast food is very likely to cause inflammation in the body.
So we want to keep our inflammation on a low by eating lots of anti-inflammatory foods such as cinnamon. Others are Omega 3 Fatty Acids which can be found in oily fish or flax seeds, garlic, turmeric, ginger, fresh fruits and veggies or green tea.
You can buy cinnamon barks from your local Indian supermarket, they have tons! They use it for cooking or for their signature Chai teas. Or order it online, various websites supply cinnamon bark.
Right, so I have been meaning to try Cauliflower Rice since forever and a day, but the shop had always run out of the main ingredient. Until today! Lucky me.. And you, because I'm about to share this recipe while I'm eating.
Basically you need cauliflower and then anything you fancy having with it. Today's example is:
Ground flax seeds and pumpkin seeds
Salt and pepper
If you have a food processor, amazing! Because my hand almost fell off from grating..
So you grate the cauliflower and heat coconut oil in a pan, fry the garlic and add the cauliflower and spices, let steam with a little bit of water on low heat for about 5 minutes. You can also eat it raw of course!
Meanwhile chop all the other veggies and at the end mix everything and enjoy!
This meal comes packed with sooooo many health benefits and it's super quick and easy.
Cauliflower being a cruciferous vegetable is very good for your liver and supports its detoxification process as is the turmeric and garlic. Cauliflower also contains plenty of anti-inflammatory compounds and is nutrient-rich, especially in vitamin C, K, B vitamins, potassium and manganese. The avocado and ground seeds provide a good dose of your essential fats. Overall this meal is also full of antioxidants.
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