10 Health Benefits Of Cinnamon
10 Health Benefits Of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is an aromatic spice that is found in Sri Lanka. Real Cinnamon is lighter in color and sweet to taste. We can never deny the fact that they add flavor to our favorite food like coffee, yogurt, cookies, oatmeal, cakes, tea,and pies. But rather than the flavor, it is considered a super food for its powerful health benefits.

Here are some interesting facts about Cinnamon.

  • The bark of the Cinnamon tree is the one used to make the spice.
  • We can get the best cinnamon from Sri Lanka. There is another spice similar to Cinnamon called ‘Cassia’ which is also called as Chinese Cinnamon.
  • The scent and the flavor of the Cinnamon are due to the presence of a compound called Cinnamaldehyde.
  • Cinnamon was a spice in demand and traders bought it to other parts of the world from Sri Lanka.
  • Cinnamon once used to be very expensive.
  • Nowadays, Cinnamon is a common seasoning found in every home.

Why is Cinnamon a Super food and How is it beneficial to our Health?

Pain Reliever

 Though the pain-relieving aspect of Cinnamon is still under study, it surely relieves pain by reducing inflammation by destroying and neutralizing the free radicals that cause

Blood Sugar Regulator

When used as a supplement, it aids in keeping the blood sugar levels steady. It works effectively by controlling the release of insulin absorption in the blood. It also helps to lower the blood pressure.

Anti-Fungal Properties

A chemical compound, Cinnamaldehyde found in cinnamon inhibits anti-fungal properties. It may reduce infections and also help fight tooth decay and problem of bad breath.

Provides Energy

As it controls the release of energy in our body, it is a great ingredient to be added to our daily breakfast. Try using cinnamon in your morning coffee or tea,you will find the difference.

Helps in reducing Bad Cholesterol

Adding cinnamon to our diet may help in lowering the bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides while good cholesterol(HDL) remains unaffected, thus reducing cardiovascular disease.

Reduces the risk of cancer

Cinnamon has antioxidant properties that help in DNA repair, regulating hormones, destructing cancer cells and also, in reducing the effects of carcinogens in our body.

Probiotic

Probiotics are often called “Good” or “Helpful” bacteria, which helps in reducing yeast infection. As cinnamon helps in reducing intestinal Candida, it can be used as a probiotic.

Boosts Metabolism

Our body uses more energy to process spices than foods.Being Cinnamon a spice it requires more energy to process which in turn helps in burning and metabolizing fat, thus, regulating energy more efficiently. This all boosts up the metabolism rate.

Relieves from Stress

As Cinnamon reduces blood pressure, it helps a lot in reducing irritability and migraine. Also researchers says that scent of cinnamon is soothing it helps your body to relax and relieve from stress.

Reduces period cramps

Cinnamon helps in increasing progesterone hormone also known as relaxin hormone and decreases testosterone in women, thus balancing the hormones responsible for cramp.

Do you Know?

Except for the Ceylon Cinnamon, the other varieties of Cinnamon have a chemical called Coumarin. This is a very nasty compound and is not good for the health of the liver. To differentiate between good and bad Cinnamon, know the differences as listed below:

Bad Cinnamon Good Cinnamon
Dark Brown Colour Light Brown
Thick and Hard Thin and soft
Hollow Tube Looks like a cigar
Flat Taste Sweet and delicate
Found in China, Vietnam,and Indonesia Found in Sri Lanka

 

Before using Cinnamon, just make sure you don’t suffer from liver damage. Also, consult your family doctor about consuming cinnamon.

10 Health Benefits Of Cinnamon
10 Health Benefits Of Cinnamon
10 Health Benefits Of Cinnamon
10 Health Benefits Of Cinnamon

 

17 Comments on 10 Health Benefits Of Cinnamon

  1. Cinnamon is my favorite spice and this just gives me more of a reason to enjoy it. Love all of these ideas!

  2. Cinnamon is great! not only does it taste good in food and drinks, but all of it’s benefits make it a must in every kitchen cupboard ; )

  3. Huh, I didn’t know there was such a thing as bad cinnamon. that was really interesting and helpful for the next time I go shopping. thanks for sharing!

  4. I have known about some of these health benefits, however, I have never thought of there being “bad” cinnamon. It never occurred to me… Thanks for the new, helpful info!

  5. Wonderful post Nidhi. I completely agree with you regarding the benefits of Cinnamin. I myself have witnessed its effects, especially helps in preventing joint pain and flu. Thankyou for sharing this wonderful post.

  6. This is one of the best blogs I have read in awhile! Thank you for this information. My wife and I use cinnamon in a lot of our dishes but were completely unaware of these health benefits. Now we are going to take it to a whole other level!

  7. I love cinnamon! I add it to baked goods every chance I get. What a bonus that it has all these health benefits too.

  8. I love cinnamon and I truly did not know how healthy it actually is for you! Now I have an excuse to put it on everything!

  9. This was such an interesting post indeed. I really learned some new things about the health benefits to cinnamon. Really helpful.

  10. This is very informative. I didn’t know that eating cinnamon has a lot of advantages. I love the scent of cinnamon. I never leave a bakery without buying a cinnamon flavored bread.

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