10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon

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.

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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

 

Tips

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.

 

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  1. I even use some cinnamon in the homemade dog treats I make for my pups 🙂 (in moderation) Has great health benefits for them as well! Thanks for sharing this.

  2. I tried using cinnamon but I really couldn’t get used to the taste. One of my friends is a firm believer in the benefits of turmeric. I even tried to get into drinking green tea… but my taste buds are just not in tune with any of these naturally healthy spices etc. but I have tried.

  3. Cinnamon is a ‘less is more’ spice for me. A nice dash of flavor is good, but it can easily overtake whatever it is in. I made some dog treats using cinnamon and they made the house smell great while baking!

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