It is supposedly autumn here.
It’s just so hot it’s quite idiotic to be celebrating autumn.
Because autumn-for me- is a celebration.
I can’t stand the heat, the blinding sun, the fatigue and weariness that go hand in hand (in my case?) with this heat.
Sure- the abundance of fruit and quick hot shower water are nice- but-seriously? my neighbours are constantly celebrating the “nice weather” ( almost 40 degrees Celsius, that’s around 100 Fahrenheit) by making loud noises of sorts, and I happen not to enjoy turning on the AC because I have to have my windows open all the time to get fresh air, psychological probably, yet there.
I do my best to keep cool -and I do mean in every sense of the word, by drinking lots of water, taking super quick 1 minute showers 4 times a day, and keeping the ceiling fans on 24/7. bless whoever invented those.
I celebrate autumn.
My garden, and myself, are tired of this summer.
And I did my best to water both.
So how do I celebrate autumn?
By telling you about my cinnamon sticks habit, naturally!
I put 1 cinnamon stick -not the powder- in my hot water drinking bottle-
pour 2 cups of boiling water, and wait for at least 30 minutes for the cinnamon to infuse the water with its sweet taste and nice brownish color.
Absolutely no need (!1!) to add any sugar or tea bags or anything!
I know- this ame as a total surprise for me too- but apparently the cinnamon has some component that sweetens the infused water. naturally that is.
Here is a link to all the scientific benefits -and there are many:
Benefits aside of those?
Cinnamon sticks are very beautiful- you have to admit!
They are relatively cheap-I saw on iHerb 453 grams of organic sticks for 13$- mind you you need only 1 stick a day so these 13$ can go a very long way- maybe even last the whole winter.
I buy in bulk- and keep in a tightly closed glass jar-because they are so pretty, and thus having a constant reminder of the habit.
I checked online- and from what I read- cinnamon infused water do not break intermittent fasting- if you are into that. (I am-and the sweet tate kind of had me worried -so I checked).
But- as usual- do your own research when it comes to important stuff such as your health and your money.
Happy autumn-drink lots of healthy fluids- and enjoy-the cooliflower.