Looking for a way to spice up your diet and boost your health? When approaching health and fitness, most people turn to the obvious…fruits and vegetables, but they tend to overlook the hidden benefits of herbs and spices. We’ve consulted our registered dietician, Michelle Rubinstein, and she’s sharing helpful information on the must-have spice you need to promote energy and immunity.
Benefits of cinnamon
Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants and has been shown to help fight inflammation while combating bacterial, fungal and viral infections. Not-to-mention, this nutrient-dense spice is chock full of flavor, making it easier to curb those sugar cravings.
Our take on cinnamon
The next time you’re craving an afternoon sweet snack, try a golden milk latte topped with cinnamon found here. Not sure how to incorporate cinnamon into your diet? Cinnamon (along with many other amazing spices) is a main ingredient in all of our blends. It’s a great way to ease into the spice with one serving a day.
Michelle Rubinstein is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC), with expertise in Nutrition and Education. She completed her graduate education and dietetic internship at Columbia University, Teachers College in NYC. Michelle works with a variety of patients, particularly:
- Expecting mothers, infants and children
- Kids with special needs and developmental disabilities, including those fed by enteral nutrition
- Kids with gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort, such as constipation
- Kids with food allergies (ensuring they meet all needs and can eat a variety of foods without feeling they are “missing out”)
- Adults interested in weight management and overall balanced eating