Saturday, December 4, 2010

10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon

1. Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.

2. Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes.

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

4. 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.

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

6. In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.

7. When added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.

8. One study found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.

9. Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.

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

Source: Eat This!

Sounds good, right? Something I drink every once in a while is homemade cinnamon tea. It's real simple to make and it taste good as well.

How to make homemade cinnamon tea:
  1. Heat up water together with cinnamon. Just break one cinnamon stick in half horizontally, place both pieces in the pot. 
  2. Allow for the water to boil. 
  3. Take off stove and let cool down until the temperature is perfect for drinking. 
  4. Enjoy your healthy cup of tea!

The inside is just as important to take care of as the outside.


Sara.H said...

Great info :) thanks for sharing ^ ^

Catanya said...

this has been a great entry, sweety!
I particularly like cinammon flavour, but I did not know it had so many benefits!
I have just started following your blog.

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