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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Cinnamon

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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 (plus an extra reason) 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 studies, cinnamon has been effective against ulcer-causing H. pylori bacteria and other pathogens.

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4. It reduces 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 9. 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.

Keep reading to learn how cinnamon holds promise for Azheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, and more…

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10:46AM PST on Dec 13, 2014

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

2:17PM PST on Nov 15, 2014

Cinnamon is great! However, the article doesn't mention *which* cinnamon they are referring to (which cinnamon research has had research done on it). There are about a gazillion cinnamon (Cinnamomum) species. do all of them produce the same benefits? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamomum_cassia

2:31PM PST on Nov 9, 2014

Smells lovely too!

4:55AM PDT on Oct 9, 2014

I've always loved cinnamon, it's so cool to see all the health benefits!

7:39AM PDT on Sep 9, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

3:40PM PDT on Aug 30, 2014

I love cinnamon! It's my favorite spice, I sprinkle a little on my morning toast or oatmeal. Going to try it in my coffee. Sound good, too.

4:19PM PDT on Aug 14, 2014

Interesting, cinnamon is lovely.

4:15PM PDT on Jul 8, 2014

My wife advised I that I should sprinkle it on my morning porridge, because of Cinnamon's health benefits...so good to see, how many benefits there are! The other benefit, without a doubt, is having a wife who knows that...

5:26PM PDT on May 19, 2014

I place two sticks of cinnamon plus an apple cut up into quarters into a pitcher and fill it with water and then let it chill in the fridge. I love the cinnamon water and drink lots of it during my day.

2:57PM PDT on Mar 14, 2014

Thanks!

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