“People love cinnamon. It should be on tables in restaurants along with salt and pepper. Anytime someone says, ‘Ooh, this is so good—what’s in this?’ the answer invariably comes back, ‘cinnamon.’ Cinnamon. Again and again.” – Jerry Seinfeld
Monday through Friday (sometimes Saturday) I eat a bowl full of Honey Cheerios, shredded wheat, and soy milk with cinnamon sprinkled on top. This dish (for it is a dish) may top my American variation of Joe’s Os (Trader Joe’s version of Cheerios) and Frosted Mini Wheats. You may as well know, Jerry and I share a passion for two things: cinnamon and cereal.
My increased cinnamon intake has led me to wonder about any potential health benefits it may have. I found lots of reports from isolated studies that it may help prevent Alzheimer’s and has positive effects for those with type 2 diabetes. What particularly struck my eye, though (Pan), is that cinnamon can aid the digestion of milk and other dairy products. It can also inhibit bacterial growth when added to food.
So my suggestion to you all is to eat more cinnamon.*