4 Healthy Ways to Sprinkle Cinnamon

apple chips with cinnamon

We knew you were looking for an excuse to make oatmeal raisin cookies!

Here's your chance to assuage the guilt: The cinnamon that makes those cookies so delicious is actually really good for you. Studies suggest that cinnamon can improve lipids and glucose levels in patients with Type 2 diabetes. It has been used to treat everything from fungal infections to upset stomachs. It could even be effective in fighting Alzheimers.

Of course, there are probably healthier ways to get in a good dose of cinnamon rather than cookies. Try out one of these treats instead!

  1. Cinnamon parfait – alternate the spice with honey, yogurt and berries.

  2. Cinnamon dip – fold into Greek yogurt to dip pear or banana slices.

  3. Popcorn – hold the butter and salt – instead, sprinkle with cinnamon.

  4. Baked apple – sprinkle a cored apple with cinnamon, then bake.