When I first got diagnosed, I was still eating cereal for breakfast. One, because like the week before the diagnosis, I bought twenty boxes of my favorites that were on a great deal. That's how I lived, sales, and good deals, and it made me feel better to have the food in the house, especially on snowy days like today.
Anyway, as usual, I digress. On the cereal, I always put a tsp of cinnamon and I believe it helped my BG numbers a bit, along with the usual, "what can it hurt" disclaimer.
Well, I have given up the cereals, and have missed having cinnamon in my diet, so how do I get it back in? Best way seems to be cinnamon tea. Sounds reasonable, and could be tasty, but you are reading about a complete tea neophyte. Never drank it in my whole life, or coffee either. I've watched people dunk tea bags, which makes sense, but the cinnamon sticks don't exactly dissolve. Should I grind them up or something?
So, I just looked it up, and the basics are put a stick of cinnamon in boiling water, and let it steep ( had to look that word up!) for ten minutes. This I did, and now I have a cup of water, with a tree root floating around in it, that tastes mostly like water, and I have no idea how much cinnamon I am actually taking in.
So.... I wonder if anyone is drinking cinnamon tea, and would be kind enough to tell me how you do it, and how you know the qty of cinnamon you are getting from one "tree root" worth?
If you can help me, pretend I am like, seven years old, and talk to me at that level. I will not be offended :-)
If there is another way to get a tsp into me each day, I am up for it, but what I eat is not conducive to cinnamon, so I wouldn't mind learning some new foods that would allow it to be a part of the meal or snack.
There are some things that I now just eat because I know they are good for me, so I get em down the t throat, no matter what, but cinnamon doesn't slide down like say, a tsp of sugar :-) I really can't afford to go and buy pills at the GNC store or wherever. Prefer to just buy it at the market and make it part of something else that I eat. I have read that some folks "roll their own" into capsules, but again, cost, and effort make me question that.
Much obliged for any suggestions, or comments.