10 Surprising Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Who doesnít love a sprinkling of cinnamon on fresh apple pie or atop a chai latte?† Itís just one of those spices that tastes fantastic.† But taste is not the only reason to love cinnamon.† Here are 10 health reasons to love this super spice:

1. Numerous studies show that cinnamon regulates blood sugar, making it a great choice for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike.† Thatís also great news for anyone who wants stable energy levels and moods.

2. It reduces LDL cholesterol levels.† LDL is also known as the harmful cholesterol.† Reducing it may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

3. It has natural anti-infectious compounds. In some studies, cinnamon has been effective against ulcer-causing H. pylori bacteria and other pathogens. However, there have been mixed results in other studies, so more research is needed.

4. It may reduce pain linked to arthritis.† Cinnamon has been shown in studies at the Department of Internal Medicine, Kangnam Korean Hospital, to reduce cytokines linked to arthritic pain.

5. Research at the University of Texas, published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, shows that cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells, holding promise for cancer prevention and sufferers of the disease.

6. It is a natural food preservative.

7. It contains fiber, calcium, iron, and manganeseóalbeit small amounts to the typical dose of ground cinnamon.

8.† Itís been proven effective for menstrual pain and infertility.† Cinnamon contains a natural chemical called cinnamaldehyde, which studies show increases the hormone progesterone and decreases testosterone production in women, helping to balance hormones.

9. Cinnamon holds promise for various neurodegenerative diseases, including: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumor, and meningitis, according to research at the Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas.† Their research shows that cinnamon reduces chronic inflammation linked with these neurological disorders.

10.† Not a health benefit, but a great reason to love cinnamon, it’s versatile.† It works with sweet and savory dishes alike.† Consider that many curries and savory Moroccan dishes include cinnamon.† Itís not just for apples anymore.


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Charles Newton
Charles Newton11 months ago

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Robin H.
Robin H.11 months ago

Thanks for the information.

Lei Nez
Past Member about a year ago

When I in the short summertime keep my door open to the riverside, I decided now to make a wind chime and when the cinnamon pieces touch eachother the cinnamon comes into the room and make me feel better. Lei

Teresa W.
Teresa W.about a year ago

thank you :-)

Roberto Meritoni
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Ionela Voroneanu-Branea
Ionela Voroneanu-Braneaabout a year ago

interesting article. thank you!

Sarah Dyson
Sarah Dysonabout a year ago

What wonderful news!!! If people would just search,

Natalie S.
Natalie S.about a year ago

Any developments re the possibility of benefits for dementia/ Thanks for sharing.