I have always loved cinnamon, the smell of it, the taste. some of my favorite childhood memories are of cinnamon toast for breakfast. Toady I continue to use cinnamon,only I have dropped the sugar part. I use cinnamon in my coffee, my tea, in my cereal and sneak it into cooking recipes whenever I can. There are two main types of cinnamon , Ceylon cinnamon also know as “true “ cinnamon and Cassia cinnamon, which is the more common variety. I have to say that my favorite cinnamon is the Penzey blend of cinnamon.Besides the fact that I love cinnamon, it has so many great health benefits. It is loaded with antioxidants. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. Cinnamon is well known for its blood sugar lowering effects and cinnamon can improve some of the key risk factors for heart disease by lowering cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure. Even yesterday on the Today Show, Dr. Oz touted cinnamon as one of the foods you should have every day of you want to live to be 100. I’m not sure I want to live to be 100, but I do want to live a healthy lifestyle and that includes cinnamon !