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CINNAMON: King of Kitchen

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Cinnamon is a super spice when it comes to boosting your wellbeing as it has many health-giving properties. It is obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum that is used in both sweet and savoury foods.

Health Benefits of Cinnamon:

  1. 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower your bad cholesterol (or LDL).
  2. Cinnamon may help treat Type 2 Diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels and increasing the amount of insulin production in the body.
  3. Honey and Cinnamon combined has been found to relieve arthritis pain.
  4. When added to food, cinnamon inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.
  5. Just smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
  6. Cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
  7. Cinnamon has antifungal properties, and it’s been said that candida cannot live in a cinnamon environment. 
  8. Cinnamon can reduce the proliferation of leukaemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
  9. Cinnamon has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
  10. Cinnamon has been found to be an effective natural remedy for eliminating headaches and migraine relief.
  11. In terms of weight loss, it’s all to do with controlling those post-meal insulin spikes, which is what make you feel hungry.
  12. It is a great source of manganese, fibre, iron, and calcium.

Usage:

  • Cinnamon bark is widely used as a spice. It can be employed in cookery as a condiment and flavouring material. Sprinkle it on to your breakfast cereal, or maybe mix it into your morning latte.
  • It can also be used in many dessert recipes, such as apple pie, doughnuts, and cinnamon buns as well as spicy candies, tea, hot cocoa etc. 

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