The healthy benefits of enjoying cinnamon

cinnamonOf all the spices, one of my favorites is cinnamon. It’s a combination of the fragrance and flavor. Now there’s evidence that not only does it taste good but it’s got some surprising health benefits worth knowing about.

Studies have shown that cinnamon regulates blood sugar, making it a great choice for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike. It also helps stabilize energy levels and moods.

Cinnamon helps reduce LDL cholesterol levels. And with its natural anti-infectious compounds, it’s been shown to be effective against ulcer-causing H. pylori bacteria and other pathogens.

There’s even more startling evidence about the impact of having cinnamon in your diet. Research at the University of Texas, published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, shows that cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells, holding promise for cancer prevention and sufferers of the disease.  And, studies at the Department of Internal Medicine, Kangnam Korean Hospital, have shown that cinnamon reduces cytokines linked to arthritic pain, which would bring welcome relief to arthritis sufferers.

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