Top 10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Do you have the habit of using cinnamon in your recipes? Cinnamon is one such spice that has been widely used since the ancient times due to its medicinal properties and it has been proven by a ton of research. Here are some of the top 10 benefits of cinnamon.

1. Balances your cholesterol level

Studies have proved that regular intake of cinnamon in food can help to reduce the triglyceride, LDL cholesterol and the overall cholesterol. With the consumption of the spice it has been found that there has been a significant increase in the good cholesterol.

2. Beneficial for high blood sugar

In case you are a high blood sugar patient, consuming cinnamon has been highly productive and beneficial. With the increase in the production of insulin in your body, blood sugar levels can be reduced and thereby curing Type 2 diabetes.

3. Anti-fungal

Cinnamon’s anti-fungal property is something to be noted and is also widely appreciated among the people from all over the world.

4. Relieves pain

Cinnamon is a very popular and well appreciated ingredient when it comes as a pain reliever. Cinnamon has the potential to blend with prostaglandin (hormone like substance in human body) and thereby contract and relax the muscles.

It has also been found that the combination of cinnamon and honey is highly beneficial to treat the arthritis pain.

5. Anti-bacterial property

Do you know cinnamon is bestowed with anti bacterial property that helps the food from preventing the spoiling of food? The spice actually acts as a natural preservative for food.

6. Improves your memory

Cinnamon is powerful and effective as a spice as with simple smelling it can boost your memory and cognitive functions and helps you to focus on your work.

7. Cold and flu reliever

When you suffer from cold or flu, cinnamon combined with ginger tea can be a great reliever. This is a very old methodology that has been in practice in Europe and East Asia and is still in practice.

8. Helps weight loss

If you are absolutely desperate to lose weight and have the sculpted figure that you desire, you should make it a point to include few dashes of cinnamon in your morning tea and you are all set to lose the extra pounds from your body.

9. Beneficial for your skin

In case you are worried about acne and the skin blemishes, cinnamon can be helpful in the treatment process mainly because of its anti bacterial properties and the antioxidant power as well.

10. Improves digestion

Cinnamon is also known to help you in improving your digestion. If you have two tablespoons of honey mixed with cinnamon powder just before the eating, you can avoid the problems related to indigestion that might occur after eating food.

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