Taste and Share Health for February 27, 2021



This spice beginning with the letter C is mentioned in the Bible several times.




Answer: cinnamon


References:


Exodus 30:23

"Take the finest spices: 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half that amount (250 shekels) of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels of fragrant cane.


Song of Solomon 4:14

Spikenard and saffron, Calamus and cinnamon, With all trees of frankincense, Myrrh and aloes, With all the chief spices.


What It Is


Cinnamon is made by removing the inner bark from the stem of the cinnamon tree and extracting the woody part. When the woody part dries it becomes cinnamon stick. The sticks are ground into cinnamon powder.


Cinnamon is mainly used for fragrance/perfume and medicine. It is also used in cooking.


Fragrance

Cinnamon has a sweet spicy calming aroma that helps reduce depression and anxiety, and also, helps to better sleep.


Medicine.

According to CNN, cinnamon has antioxidants that help with diabetes, high cholesterol, HIV, dementia, cancer, high blood pressure, amongst other conditions.

Cinnamon is also used in weight loss programs.


Cooking: Cinnamon powder can be added to cereals and fruit salads. It is also used in baking cookies, bread, pies and puddings.


There are two types of cinnamon:


a. Ceylon cinnamon which has a milder sweeter flavor. It grows in Sri Lanka. It is considered the better type and is also called true cinnamon.


b. Cassia cinnamon has the stronger flavor and odor. It grows in China and Indonesia. It is darker in color and the stick is thicker. It is also cheaper and more common.


Caution:

1. Cassia cinnamon can contain coumarin, a plant compound that can damage the liver when used in large quantity for a period of time.


2. Always consult your health professional when starting a new diet.


Disclaimer: The page does not offer medical advice, instead it offers information only.



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Taste and Share Health November 14, 2020.



Which of these foods did the Israelites say they ate freely in Egypt?

a. Pears

b. mangoes

c. garlic




Answer: C. Garlic


Reference


Numbers 11:5 5

We remember the fish which we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic


Nutritionists say some of the benefits of garlic are the following.


1. It relieves congestion and sore throat, and helps move cold germs out of your body faster so you get over the cold quicker.
2. Eating raw garlic can help to lower blood pressure.

3. The allicin in garlic helps lower cholesterol

4. It improves Heart Health

5. It is also used in weight control.

6. Raw garlic contains anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent swelling and inflammation throughout the body.

7. It prevents Heavy Metal Poisoning .

8. It heals open wounds

9. Garlic can help prevent constipation and relieve gas.

10. It regulates Blood Sugar

11. Eating garlic helps keep the immune system healthy. It can also boost energy and reduce fatigue.

12. The vitamin C, selenium and quercetin in raw garlic are important nutrients for eye health.


Caution:

1. If you are taking medication, consult your doctor before eating raw garlic. It can interfere with medication.

2. Always consult your health professional in matters of health.


Disclaimer:

The page does not offer medical advice, instead it offers information only.








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