What is cinnamon?
Cinnamon is a popular spice which has been used for thousands of years to help with health issues. It is made from the bark of a tree called Cinnamomum. When the inner bark is dried it curls into rolls known as cinnamon sticks. These can be ground into cinnamon powder.
There are two varieties called Cassia or Ceylon . It is best to use the Ceylon or ‘true’ cinnamon because it has less of the potentially harmful compound called Coumarin. Unfortunately, supermarkets are more likely to stock the cheaper Cassia variety.
10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon
High source of antioxidants.
Has Anti-inflammatory Properties
May Cut The Risk Of Heart Disease
Has Blood Sugar Lowering Properties Which Helps Diabetes.
May Protect Against Cancer.
Helps to Fight Fungal and Bacterial Infections
Can Lower Bad Cholesterol
Can help to Treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease
Can Help Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Protects Dental Health and Freshens Breath Naturally
Use instead of sugar in tea, coffee, baking and sprinkled on fruit. One tablespoon of cinnamon has just 19 calories.
Cinnamon tea is a warming, lightly spicy drink with hardly any calories (one teaspoon to a cup of hot water and left to sit for five minutes).
Cinnamon is the perfect accompaniment to apples and honey.