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 cinnamonóit’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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409 comments

Peggy B.
Peggy B.18 hours ago

TYFS

Siyus Copetallus

Thank you for sharing.

Siyus Copetallus

Thank you for sharing.

Naomi Dreyer
Naomi Dreyeryesterday

Very enllightening.

Laurie Mazzeo
Laurie Mazzeo2 days ago

I should use it far more for its anti inflammatory qualities to help me resist the constant chest infections and their effects n my emphesema

Laurie Mazzeo
Laurie Mazzeo2 days ago

I knew about some of these benefits but great to have a list to refer to

Laurie Mazzeo
Laurie Mazzeo2 days ago

TYFS

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.3 days ago

Yes, Cinnamon also cure from kind of diseases such as:
* Protect from Antioxidants
* It has anti-inflammatory properties
* Cure from cancer and heart diseases.
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Thanks,
Peggy Baltazar
Costa Mesa Urgent Care

Chad Anderson
Chad Anderson3 days ago

Yum!

Veronica B.
Veronica B.3 days ago

Love Cinnamon!Thanks!