Thursday, September 17, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
1- Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.
2- Has a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes.
3- Helps stop yeast infection.
4- Cinnamon reduced the growth and production of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
5- It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
6- In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.
7- When added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.
8- One study found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
9- Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
10- It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.
The Inverted Triangle- shoulders that are wider than the hips. It is most complimented by simple fuss-free lines on the top and straight skirts or pants with interesting details or prints.
The Rectangular- long and lean with a boyish shape that has the same measurement for the shoulders and the hips with a waist measurement that is close to them. This figure type tends to look best in structured tops and jackets that help create or enhance your waistline.
The Pear- larger at the hips than at the shoulders with a thick waist. Any details at the shoulders that help to extend the shoulder is good.
The Hourglass- shoulders and hips the same size but has a much smaller waist - usually at least 10 inches smaller. Accentuating the waist is the key to giving the Hourglass it's shape. Soft, gently gathered fabrics are less likely to add the look of pounds.
The Apple- round figure with very little difference between the shoulders, waist, or hips. This figure type looks best in loose, unstructured designs. Avoid anything that brings attention to the waist.