Health Benefits of Cinnamon


Recent research suggests that Cinnamon may help people with Type 2 diabetes improve their ability to respond to insulin, thus normalizing their blood sugar level. Cinnamon can also significantly lower LDL "bad" cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglycerides (fatty acids in the blood).

Cinnamon Bark
                                                                    
A  study, conducted by researchers from the US Agricultural Research Service (USDA) in 2003  shows that less than half a teaspoon per day of cinnamon reduces blood sugar levels, LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglycerides.

Cinnamon Leaves
-  Besides, helping to control blood sugar levels, studies have shown that cinnamon has anti-inflammatory        properties.

-  In some studies, cinnamon has shown an amazing ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.


-  In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.


-  It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.


-  Smelling cinnamon may boost cognitive function and memory.


-  It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.



Cinnamon has been well researched for it’s anti-clotting properties. The cinnamic aldehyde present in cinnamon helps prevent unwanted clumping of blood platelets.


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