Cate O'Malley, Fit Fare – A recent study by the Swedes revealed that adding cinnamon to rice pudding will slow your digestion and steady your blood sugar. Well if that isn’t reason enough to eat rice pudding, I don’t know what is… although that’s probably not the end-result they were looking for. In their study, healthy individuals who added 2-1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon to a 10-1/2 ounce bowl of rice pudding had blood glucose levels about half as high after 90 minutes than those who didn’t add the cinnamon. [Now, to test the theory, you will need some Dairy-Free Rice Pudding, or perhaps a Vegan version! Cook, serve, and sprinkle generously with cinnamon.]
Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.