Nichole Fratangelo is a freelance writer for The Latin Kitchen and Latina.com. Her Italian-Chilean roots are strongly based in her mother's home-cooked meals and endless family dinners. A recent graduate of Quinnipiac University, Nichole's passion for food and travel were brought to life during her semester spent living in Spain, and traveling to other countries including Portugal, London, and Morocco. She is still dreaming of Sunday paella, churros con chocolate, and the sweetest sangria.
Abuela has been sprinkling cinnamon on her cup of cafecito since the beginning of time, but new research is proving just how potent the spice can be.
A study presented at the American Society for Biochemistry and Moleculer Biology found that canela is much more useful than it was once thought to be. Instead of being known as the spice that just controls blood sugar, cinnamon is now known as the "metabolic powerhouse."
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