Coconut Glazed Fruit Salad
It’s that easy! This delicious red, white, and blue coconut glazed fruit salad is great as a picnic side dish on a hot summer day or as a healthy dessert any time of year when you get a sweet craving.
The cinnamon in this recipe really comes out after the sauce has been reduced. What’s great about cinnamon is that it not only adds great flavor, but it has some amazing health benefits, too!
- Having 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon a day can lower your LDL cholesterol (which is typically referred to as bad cholesterol), and this can help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Cinnamon can help regulate your blood sugar levels by increasing the amount of insulin produced in the body which is helpful for those with type 2 diabetes.
- When cinnamon is added to food, it helps to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungus, which makes it a fantastic natural food preservative.
- Cinnamon is full of nutrients such as fiber, calcium, manganese, and iron.
Now, with that said, we are not saying that you should start putting large doses of cinnamon on everything, as it can be toxic in very large doses. Having a sprinkle in your coffee, oatmeal, your pancakes, or just a little on you fruit would never hurt.