Cinnamon, an India-originated traditional spice is often found in various kinds of dishes. With distinctive flavor and aroma, cinnamon has been widely used in culinary, especially for desserts and beverages. Besides adding flavor with its fragrant and sweet smell, cinnamon also has a whole range of health benefits. Let’s check out how it can bring benefits to our health.
Cinnamon may reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes mellitus
Type 2 diabetes is primarily caused by genetic factor and an unhealthy lifestyle. The combination of these two things may cause insulin resistance, in which the body produces insulin but does not use it effectively. This condition leads to type-2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. According to the US Agricultural Service, consuming a tea spoon full of cinnamon everyday may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Cinnamon can lower cholesterol level
Recent studies conclude that cinnamon can help lower lipid levels, including LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
Cinnamon helps to cure mouth ulcers
Cinnamon has natural anti-infectious compounds which make it effective against mouth ulcers and other pathogen caused by the H. Pylori bacteria.
Cinnamon may prevent Alzheimer
Cinnamon extract helps to prevent Alzheimer, a physical disease affecting the brain and memory function.
Cinnamon warms the body
In traditional Chinese medicine, cinnamon was used to prevent and cure influenza. Cinnamon can stimulate blood circulation, thus warms the body. To create this warming effect throughout the body, just add 1 to 3 tablespoon of cinnamon into your food and drink every day.
As we have known some health benefits of cinnamon, why don’t we give it a whirl? Have a nice try, Healthy People!