Cinnamon a kitchen spice
Cinnamon has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries, and there are countless health benefits of cinnamon. Besides adding delicious flavor and sensational aroma to your kitchen.
Cinnamon contains powerful antioxidants that protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. As a fact, it is so powerful that cinnamon can be used as a natural food preservative.
Cinnamon may help reduce inflammation. Studies have shown that this spice and its antioxidants have strong anti-inflammatory properties.
A recent study found that taking a cinnamon supplement can lower blood sugar levels, reduce bad cholesterol, and raise good cholesterol. The study suggests that taking 120mg of cinnamon daily can positively affect your health.
Cinnamon can help improve insulin resistance, which can help regulate metabolism and energy use.
Cinnamon has been studied to help reduce the oral bacteria that cause tooth decay, plaque, and bad breath.
Compounds found in cinnamon seem to stop the accumulation of a protein called tau in the brain, which is one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. In a study on mice with Parkinson's disease, cinnamon aided the protection of neurons, balanced neurotransmitter levels, and improved motor function.
Cinnamon has the potential to be used in cancer prevention and treatment, according to limited test-tube and animal studies. These studies suggest that cinnamon extracts may protect against cancer.
Cinnamon oil and powder can help treat respiratory tract infections caused by fungi and also help inhibit the growth of certain bacteria, including Listeria and Salmonella.
HIV is a virus that slowly breaks down your immune system and, if left untreated, can eventually lead to AIDS. Cinnamon extracted from Cassia varieties is thought to help fight against HIV-1, the most common strain of HIV in humans.
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