Some of my top reasons to shake a little cinnamon on to e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g!
I love cinnamon! I mean…don’t we all? Yes it’s popular in baking and cooking however, besides making various foods and beverages smell and taste absolutely delicious it boast many nutritional benefits.
Cinnamon, a spice derived from the inner bark of trees, is commonly used in cooking and baking, and has also been traditionally used for its medicinal properties. Some health benefits of cinnamon are:
- Anti-inflammatory properties: Cinnamon contains compounds that have been shown to reduce inflammation in the body, which may help to prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
- Antioxidant properties: Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants, which can help to protect the body against damage from free radicals and oxidative stress.
- Lowering blood sugar levels: Cinnamon has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels, which may be beneficial for people with diabetes.
- Lowering cholesterol: Some studies have found that cinnamon can help to reduce levels of total cholesterol, LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and triglycerides.
- Improved brain function: Cinnamon may help to improve cognitive function and memory, and has been shown to have a positive effect on mood.
- Anti-microbial properties: Cinnamon contains compounds that have been shown to have anti-microbial properties, which may help to prevent infections and fight off harmful bacteria.
- Anti-cancer properties: Some studies have suggested that cinnamon may have anti-cancer properties, and may be able to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
- Improved digestion: Cinnamon has been traditionally used to aid digestion and may help to reduce symptoms of digestive issues such as bloating, gas, and indigestion.
It’s important to note that while cinnamon may have these potential health benefits, it should not be used as a replacement for medical treatment or advice. Always consult with a healthcare professional before using cinnamon or any other natural remedy as a treatment for a health condition.On a personal note, we also use cinnamon mixed with honey to help soothe a sore throat. Simply mix 1 tbsp of honey with 1/4 tsp of cinnamon have a little as needed. Usually twice a day for three days. Both honey and cinnamon are antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal, so go ahead and try this mix for yourself and enjoy the wonderful benefits it has to offer. In Health,