Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a spice that is used for both sweet and savoury foods, and has been used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years throughout current and ancient history. Many people enjoy Cinnamon in small doses when using it for its flavour but when people use it for its healing properties a larger more potent dose is used.

Antioxidants
Being packed with a variety of protective Antioxidants Cinnamon helps to reduce free radical damage which helps to fight various Cancers, while slowing the aging process. So far scientists have been able to identify at least 41 different protective compounds. Antioxidants also help fight against chronic disease, brain disorders, cancer, heart disease and many other chronic conditions.

Relieves Inflammation
Antioxidants in Cinnamon can help relieve inflammation which could help lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, cognitive decline and many other ailments. Various flavonoids helps fight against Inflammation throughout the body, which helps will pain management, muscle soreness, menstrual pain and allergic reactions while helping to relieve age related symptoms.

Protects the Heart
Studies show that Cinnamon is a powerful aid in having a healthy heart. Heart health requires various aspects of your health to be watched, and Cinnamon is able to have an effect on many of them. By helping lowering cholesterol, triglyceride levels and blood pressure. It has also shown to help prevent excess bleeding by helping the blood to clot.

Sugar Levels
Being well known for its Anti-Diabetic effects, Cinnamon helps to lower sugar levels and improve sensitivity to insulin, which helps transport sugar from the bloodstream to muscle tissue. By helping to block the activity of various digestive enzymes it helps to slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream after a high carbohydrate meal.

Brain Function
Due to the Antioxidant levels, Cinnamon helps to boost brain function and can have a positive effect in fighting brain disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. While more studies are needed, in vitro studies show how it helps to block the build-up of a protein in the brain helping to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Being a spice with loads of benefits to the old, young, healthy and sick with minimal calories pretty much anyone who has Cinnamon is healthy dosages can benefit greatly from it. Consult your physician and make sure you don’t overdose on it.

Joni Kowensky
Author: Joni Kowensky

Joni is a health professional that is qualified in nutrition, supplementation, exercise science, orthopedic rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation, pre-post natal, sports coaching and post operation physical rehabilitation. As someone who has lost over 30% body fat and a software developer in health and wellness he is a go to for various topics