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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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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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2:57PM PDT on Mar 14, 2014

Thanks!

3:32AM PST on Mar 7, 2014

I love cinnamon. I usually put cinnamon on my coffee :) Thanks for sharing

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11:15AM PST on Feb 13, 2014

I often brew my coffee with a few shakes of cinnamon on top of the grounds. smells and tastes great!

5:49AM PST on Feb 5, 2014

I love my coffee with cinnamon ::))

6:02PM PST on Dec 11, 2013

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7:55PM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Thanks. I love it.

7:01AM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

Thanks for the info!

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