Apple-Cinnamon Water

Apple-Cinnamon Water

This might well surprise you: Did you know that one of the most talked about benefits of cinnamon relates to type 2 diabetes!

A study published in the journal Diabetes Care found that half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day significantly reduces blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It also reduces triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol levels among this group.

Cinnamon’s other benefits include:

  • Supports digestive function
  • Constricts and tones tissues
  • Relieves congestion
  • Relieves pain and stiffness of muscles and joints
  • Relieves menstrual discomfort
  • Blood-thinning compounds that stimulate circulation
  • Anti-inflammatory compounds that may relieve arthritis
  • Helps prevent urinary tract infections, tooth decay and gum disease

Chin-chin!

Apple-Cinnamon Water
Cuisine: Juice
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 3 hours
Total time: 3 hours 5 mins
Serves: 2 litres
To lightly crush herbs, place them in the palm of your hand and lightly rub your hands together. The infused water will keep refrigerated for up to 2 days.
Ingredients
  • 2 thinly sliced apples (organic where possible)
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 litres still water or 1 litre still and 1 litre sparkling
Instructions
  1. Place apple slices and the cinnamon sticks in a clear water jug (pitcher).
  2. For still infused water, add 2 litres (2 quarts) of water.
  3. For sparkling water, add 1 litre (1 quart) of sparkling during prep and a second just before serving. Refrigerate 2 to 4 hours to allow the ingredients to infuse.
  4. Stir well and strain, discarding the solids.
  5. For serving, add fresh apples and cinnamon sticks for garnish and plenty of ice.
Notes on cinnamon courtesy of Dr Mercola
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