Cinnamon is one of the most famous and oldest spices from the Orient with amazing health benefits. It was so precious, that in ancient times, cinnamon was more valuable than gold. However, the natural health benefits of cinnamon are still just golden to this day.
Its sweet, woody, warm, hot scent and taste makes cinnamon a unique spice on earth that also has many therapeutic properties. Cinnamon is a very potent antibacterial, antibiotic, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, stimulant, vermifuge, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, emmenagogue, hemostatic, expectorant, astringent, hypotensive, anticarcinogenic, and aphrodisiac.
It contains vitamins (vitamin A, B6, C, E, K, riboflavin, niacin, folate, etc.), minerals (manganese, calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, potassium, sodium, zinc, selenium), amino acids (tryptophan, isoleucine, leucine, threonine, alanine, aspartic acid, phenylalanine, lysine, valine, arginine, histidine, serine, proline, glycine, etc.)
9 Reasons Why You Need Cinnamon in Your Life
1. Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Effects
Cinnamon stimulates circulation in the joints and at the same time, reduces inflammation locally and systemically, in all the body.
Joint pains, arthritis, headaches can be soothed with a dash of cinnamon.
This is important for people who have predominantly a processed, acidic, fat based diet that triggers inflammations in the body.
2. Lowers Bad Cholesterol (LDL)
Bad things, like cholesterol, can be put in the right place by good things, such as cinnamon. It reduces triglycerides, lowers blood glucose levels, and it raises the “good” cholesterol (HDL) which helps lower LDL cholesterol from the body.
3. Regulates Blood Sugar Levels and Helps In Type 2 Diabetes
Cinnamon stimulates digestion, and at the same time, slows down the time of gastric emptying of the stomach after meals. Moreover, it maintains the feeling of satiety for a long time. That is how it reduces the high blood sugar levels by 29% after eating, in people suffering from Type 2 Diabetes.
Daily intake of cinnamon may help people with type 2 diabetes normalize their blood sugar levels. Studies show that cinnamon stimulates insulin receptors and inhibits the enzyme that blocks them. Thus, cells have improved capacity to use glucose.
Also, note that cinnamon has a naturally sweet taste and no sugar, making it an exceptional sugar-free sweetener for diabetics. A sweetener with plenty of health benefits.
4. Stimulates Weight Loss
Research shows that cinnamon has anti-obesity, hypolipidemic, and hepatoprotective properties. It helps reduce body weight and body fat mass, normalizes cholesterol and blood sugar levels, regulates enzymes in the liver, and protects the body as an antioxidant.
5. SuperHero Top Antioxidant
Did you know that Cinnamon is a much more powerful antioxidant than other fellow antioxidant spices like ginger, licorice, anise, and nutmeg? Cinnamon prevents cellular oxidation much better than the other mentioned herbs.
The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC, a unit developed by the National Institute of Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) that measures the antioxidant content of foods and herbs) for cinnamon is 131,240/100g (or 3,4/teaspoon), ranking it on top of world’s herbal antioxidants.
Due to its rich content of flavonoids, polyphenols, and phenolic acid, cinnamon stands next to superfoods like berries, red wine, and dark chocolate, with its super antioxidant powers.
6. Warms Up Your Heart
Cinnamon loves the heart and the heart loves cinnamon, as this warming up spice regulates high cholesterol, high triglyceride, and high blood pressure levels, which are known risk factors that may trigger heart diseases.
Cardiovascular diseases, such as ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, and arrhythmia, are some of the most widespread diseases.
Recent studies have found the cinnamon can prevent and treat many heart diseases, thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immunomodulatory properties. It also regulates the blood pressure.
Also, regular aerobic training combined with a daily cinnamon intake proved to be beneficial for the heart, studies show.
7. Treats Respiratory Tracts Infections
A powerful antibiotic, antiviral, antimicrobial, and antibacterial, cinnamon helps fight cold, flu, cough, bronchitis, and lung problems. It breaks and clears up mucus, fights infections and congestions, stimulates circulation and the immune system.
8. Helps Fight Against Cancer
Recent studies discovered that cinnamaldehyde, a compound from cinnamon, can inhibit the growth and multiplication of cancer tumors, and also trigger the self-destruction of cancerous cells (cell apoptosis).
9. Maintains Brain’s Health
Another powerful medicinal effects of cinnamon as an antioxidant is that it protects the brain from neurological disorders (Parkinson and Alzheimer) by activating neuroprotective proteins that prevent brain cells from mutation and self-destruction.
Thanks to cinnamon’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, your brain and body’s aging is considerably slowed down.
Who Makes the Best Cinnamon Supplement?
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