Fun Food Facts

  • Did you know that cinnamon stabilizes blood sugar levels?  Sprinkle a little cinnamon in your coffee, tea, or even in the black beans you are putting in burritos (you can try adding it to other foods as well).
  • Cinnamon also has a warming effect, so if you feel cold, try adding cinnamon to your hot coffee, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, or tea.
  • When buying produce, you do not have to worry about buying broccoli and asparagus that are organic – bugs do not like them, so farmers do not ‘have’ to spray them with insecticides.
  • Cherries :  Can help reduce symptoms of gout and select arthritic conditions by reducing the level of uric acid in the body.Studies have shown that people eating a cherry rich diet had lower levels of high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
  • Squeeze half a lemon into a glass of water and drink, each morning – is a great cleanser, and also great way to begin your day!
  • Cherries have also been shown to contain small amounts of Melatonin the precursor to serotonin, drinking just 1-2oz before bed has shown in studies to help many individuals get a restful night sleep.

2 thoughts on “Fun Food Facts

  1. I am very concerned about the very large number of seriously obese quilters in my quilt guild and area. Everywhere I look at quilt shows, shops and functions I see women (& some men) quilters who are 50, 75, 100 or more pounds overweight. We are all sublimely content and have good mental health (I’ve read) but how much do we spend on heart and diabetes medications? What can we, as a community of quilters, do to help each other become more fit and drop a bunch of those unhealthy-for-us pounds? Sharron

  2. Hi Sharron,
    What I have found over the past couple of years is that there appears to be little interest in doing anything different with regard to changing this. There certainly is a need for change. I see the same thing you are describing in my own quilt guild. I will do some further thinking about this and see if there is some way to raise awareness as a community. Karen

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