JEM Raw Chocolate Cinnamon Red Maca Almond Butter

Aww…this is a new love of mine in the food department. I had been looking for an organic almond butter that I would love and actually like. I loved peanut butter with delish organic apples and celery, but had been looking for an equally delish almond butter.
While looking for my almond butter I wanted it to not have ANY soy, soy letchin or any crap and less than 7 ingredients; I got this baby with only 5 ingredients. JEM Chocolates in a great little company out of Oregon that makes organic dark chocolate and almond butters. I got the cinnamon maca almond butter. What really stud out to me is that this is a superfood almond butter! You get the healthy fats of the almonds, the metabolism and blood sugar leveling cinnamon, and the hormone balancing powerhouse of red maca! The total ingredient are: raw, organic almonds; cinnamon, coconut palm sugar, vanilla extract, red maca powder. Five simple ingredients; that’s it. This is so good with apples and celery and just to plain out scoop in your spoon and take a spoonful; I’m gently of this; but it is so rich (in a good way) that a tablesoon of it is enough. This really helps me from the cravings of wanting to grab so sugar and run down to the gas station and grab a candy bar in a sugar craving rage! This does happen; but this almond butter has saved me! haha Actually I haven’t had a gas station run in awhile; I’ve started just paying for diesel at the pump instead of going in so that I am not tempted 🙂
I snagged the almond butter on Amazon, because there was several things that I needed/wanted to order. The cost on Amazon was $11.99 for 6oz. It’s a little pricey, but when you look at the fact there is red maca in there it made it worth it to me. They also have a couple other varities: coconut cardamon almond butter and maqui camu super berry almond butter! I can’t wait to try these ones as well. They also have dark cacao chocolate bars and a chocolate hazelnut spread! Yummy.
All in all I thought this was a great buy; it’s totally going to be a staple in my pantry for a long, long time 🙂

xoxo,
heather

Best Wishes & Live Beautifully!

If you are interested in one on one holistic health coaching visit me at www.hormonebalancehealthcoach.com

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Super Powers of Cinnamon & 18 Ways to use Medicinally

Before, I had learned the many benefits of cinnamon, I thought it smelled good and was used in baking. That was about the end of my knowledge for it. However, cinnamon has such super powers that it was documented in use by Ancient Chinese herbalists as early as 2700 B.C. Cinnamon comes from the bark of an Asian tree; cinnamon sticks are actually pieces of dried bark. Cinnamon had been recommened by ancient herbalist for fever, diarrhea, and menstrual problems and still is today. It is also known that cinnamon was an ingredient for ancient embalming recipes. In the Bible, Moses was instructed to use cinnamon in Holy annointing oil* (see Biblical Reference below). After the fall of Rome; trading between Asia and Europe became difficult, however; cinnamon still made it’s way west for it’s prized healing powers. In ancient times if you had 24 oz of cinnamon it would be about equivalent to having 24 oz of pure gold today. In fact, modern medicine has proved time and time again that cinnamon is valuable for preventing infection, cancer, disease, pain, colds, coughs, flus, and gastrointestnal issues, as well as many other aliments. * Biblical Reference: Exodus 30:22-28; Proverbs 7:17; Song of Soloman 4:13-14

18 Uses for Cinnamon Medicinally:

Here are the uses:
1.) Cinnamon contains the natural chemical, cinnamaldehyde, which studies show it increases the hormone progesterone and decreases testosterone in women, which helps balance hormones and helps infertility.
2.) Helps relieve menstrual pain
3.) Contains fiber, calcium, iron, and maganese
4.) Natural food preservative; inhibits bacteria growth and food spoilage
5.) The University of Texas has studies that show cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells; espically those in luekema and lymphoma
6.) Research at The University of Texas, Department of Experimental Therapuetics, and Cytokine Research labs show cinnamon reduces chronic inflammation linked to neurological disorders: Alzheimers, Parkinson’s, MS, brain tumors, and meningitis.
7.) Goes well with sweet and savory dishes 🙂
8.) 1/2 a teaspoon a day of cinnamon can help lower bad cholesterol (LDL)
9.) Cinnamon helps treat type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels and increasing amount of insulin production in the body, stablizes blood sugar; great for weightloss 10.) Antifungal properties in cinnamon have been said that candida cannot live within a cinnamon environment
11.) Anti-clotting effect on blood
12.) When honey and cinnamon are combined helps with immunity, coughs, colds, flu, and relieves arthritis pain and cramps
13.) Just the smell of cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory
14.) Fightd E. coli in unpasturized juices
15.) Natural remedy for eliminating headaches and migrane relief
16.) Helps with indigestion and prevents ulcers
17.) Studies show cinnamon completlly suppress’ the cause of most urinary tract and yeast infections
18.) Cinnamon is an antiseptic that helps kill bacteria that causes tooth decay and gum disease. Cinnamon isn’t just for baking! Be sure you try one of these remedies before you head for the phamacy again for a nasty chemmical filled OTC drug!
Best Wishes & Live Beautifully!
If you are interested in one on one holistic health coaching visit me at www.hormonebalancehealthcoach.com