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Add some extra spice to your holiday cooking, and your running will reap the benefits.
Believe it or not, cinnamon is good for runners in several ways. First, it promotes blood circulation, which means more oxygen to your running muscles.
Second, cinnamon's anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce post-workout stiffness.
Some easy ways to add cinnamon to your diet:
-Sprinkle it on oatmeal.
-Sprinkle it on your toast or bagel.
-Sprinkle it on yogurt or add to a fruit smoothie.
-Are you a baker? Add extra cinnamon to recipes for pie, cookies, or other treats that call for it.
Enjoy good flavor and good running!