Health Benefits of CinnamonBy Harshita Sehgal - 2 February 2020
In early times cinnamon was precious than gold and was used as a medicine in traditional Ayurveda. Its benefits are associated with digestion, gastric issues and is used as a home remedy for heartburn, indigestion, and nausea. It is a great source of fiber and calcium and has some amazing health benefits
Inflammation is very important as it is related to many health issues and even studies suggest that multiple flavonoid compounds in cinnamon have anti-inflammatory factors that fight infections and repair tissue damage.
Controls blood sugar levels
Cinnamon is popular for its blood sugar lowering properties. It also has beneficial effects on insulin resistance and lowers blood sugar levels by various methods. It has been shown to decrease the amount of glucose that enters your bloodstream after a meal.
Cinnamon is a strong antioxidant and beats many foods in terms of antioxidant capacity. Antioxidants protect your body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and cinnamon has powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols.
A compound cinnamaldehyde found in cinnamon that gives its flavor and smell has anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. Cinnamon oil is effective in treating respiratory tract infections.
It clears acne
Because of antibacterial effects of bioactive phytochemicals, cinnamon helps in clearing acne. Applying a mixture of honey and cinnamon will reduce acne.
Decreases rate of heart disease
Cinnamon has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease. This spice decreases the levels of total cholesterol, while good cholesterol remains stable.
Beneficial for brain
Eating cinnamon increases neurotrophic factors that keeps existing neurons in your brain alive and boost new ones to grow. It also decreases stress, hence helps you stay focused and alert.