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Post by Cloud Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:28 am

Written by Joe Leech, MS on June 4, 2017 ( Source / Full Article. )


Cinnamon is a highly delicious spice.

It has been prized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years.

Modern science has now confirmed what people have instinctively known for ages.

Here are 10 health benefits of cinnamon that are supported by scientific research.



1. Cinnamon Is High in a Substance With Powerful Medicinal Properties

Cinnamon is a spice that is made from the inner bark of trees called Cinnamomum.

It has been used as an ingredient throughout history, dating back as far as Ancient Egypt. It used to be rare and valuable, and was regarded as a gift fit for kings.

These days, cinnamon is cheap, available in every supermarket and found in all sorts of foods and recipes.

There are two main types of cinnamon (1):
Ceylon cinnamon: Also known as "true" cinnamon.
Cassia cinnamon: This is the more common variety today, what people generally refer to as "cinnamon."

Cinnamon is made by cutting the stems of the cinnamomum tree. The inner bark is then extracted and the woody parts removed from it.

When it dries, it forms strips that curl into rolls, called cinnamon sticks. The sticks can be ground to form cinnamon powder.

The distinct smell and flavor of cinnamon is due to the oily part, which is very high in a compound called cinnamaldehyde (2).

It is this compound that is responsible for most of cinnamon's powerful effects on health and metabolism.


Bottom Line:
Cinnamon is a popular spice. It is high in a substance called cinnamaldehyde, which is responsible for most of the health benefits.


2. Cinnamon Is Loaded With Antioxidants

Antioxidants protect the body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.

Cinnamon is loaded with powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols (3, 4, 5).

In a study that compared the antioxidant activity of 26 spices, cinnamon wound up as the clear winner, even outranking "superfoods" like garlic and oregano (6).

In fact, it is so powerful that cinnamon can be used as a natural food preservative (7).


Bottom Line:
Cinnamon contains large amounts of highly potent polyphenol antioxidants.




3. Cinnamon Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Inflammation in the body is incredibly important.

It helps the body fight infections and repair tissue damage.



Cinnamon Can Improve Sensitivity to The Hormone Insulin

Insulin is one of the key hormones that regulate metabolism and energy use.

It is also essential for the transport of blood sugar from the bloodstream and into cells.

The problem is that many people are resistant to the effects of insulin.

This condition, known as insulin resistance, is a hallmark of serious conditions like metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.

Well, the good news is that cinnamon can dramatically reduce insulin resistance, helping this incredibly important hormone to do its job (10, 11).

By helping insulin do its job, cinnamon can lower blood sugar levels, which brings us to the next point...



Cinnamon May Have Beneficial Effects on Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by progressive loss of the structure or function of brain cells.

Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease are two of the most common types.

Two compounds found in cinnamon appear to inhibit the buildup of a protein called tau in the brain, which is one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (19, 20, 21).

In a study looking at mice with Parkinson's disease, cinnamon helped to protect neurons, normalize neurotransmitter levels and improve motor function (22).
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Post by Cloud Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:28 pm

Sidenote:

If using Cinnamon for medicinal uses, the best kind to use is Ceylon or 'Sri Lankan' Cinnamon



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