I saw a health tip on one of those many health-centered daytime shows the other day involving your morning cup of joe. I was intrigued enough to give it a try, but I quickly learned my lesson and I thought I’d pass it along to you.
The trick involves cinnamon, which has long been suggested as a good spice to have on hand to assist people with weight loss. The claim, according to the show, is that cinnamon helps raise metabolism that can burn fat faster. The host suggested that instead of cream and sugar, just stir in a heaving spoonful of ground cinnamon.
I don’t hate cinnamon, but I do love my coffee with cream and sugar. (Just the way Jack Ryan from The Hunt for Red October takes his coffee…don’t judge.)
So I poured a mug, grabbed some ground cinnamon and stirred it in.
It only took one tiny sip to tell me that this was a horrific idea. That cinnamon-polluted coffee is on its way to the Atlantic, sure to kill anything in the pipes that it encounters on its way.
I’m fine with anything that will help boost the metabolism; but if it tastes like that, I’ll settle for keeping it where it is. A little cinnamon sprinkled on top of coffee with adequate amounts of cream and sugar in it? That may be doable. But just not yet. Cinnamon and I are on a break while I try to rid my taste buds of that sensation.