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