Top Health Benefits of Cinnamon
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Once upon a time, cinnamon was more valuable than gold. And while these days, most of us would rather get our hands on 24 karats instead of 24 ounces – a gold b ar over a brown stick – this bark-like spice has just as much bite as it does bark. The potential health benefits of cinnamon could be stated as nothing short of astonishing.
Cinnamon's medicinal purposes date back to ancient times. In the past, it was used to help treat a number of medical conditions, including:
Modern science has now confirmed what people have instinctively known for ages.
In recent decades, cinnamon has shown promise as an anti-inflammatory and to help with improving cognitive function.
There are two main types of cinnamon:
Ceylon cinnamon - known as "true" cinnamon
Cassia cinnamon - more commonly used
Evidence-based health benefits of cinnamon include but are not limited to:
Reduces risk of heart disease by lowering bed cholesterol
Improves sensitivity to insulin, lowers blood sugar - effective in managing type 2 diabetes
Can help treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Maybe protective against cancer
Helps fight bacterial, fungal, and viral infections, including HIV virus
Can help manage polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Can help with weight loss
Provides bone and teeth health
May help calm those suffering from ADHD
Controls symptoms of common cold
Can boost sex drive
Promotes collagen production and skin rejuvenation
Battles stomach flu
Eases Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
But not all cinnamon is created equal! Picking Ceylon or "True" cinnamon, it's a much cleaner, more beneficial form of this wonderful everyday spice.
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Clean Cinnamon Recipes
Cinnamon Walnut Flax Muffins
1 cup organic flax meal
4 organic eggs
1/2 cup organic avocado or coconut oil