13 Proven Benefits of Cinnamon

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13 proven benefits of cinnamon

Positive effect on blood sugar,  cholesterol and weight loss

It’s wrong to accept cinnamon as just an ordinary spice – a one that is easy to buy and use in every meal or drink you consume/drink. It has numerous health benefits – important and proven ones.

No wonder why in ancient times cinnamon was more valuable than gold. Due to its multiple medical and health benefits, cinnamon’s been used almost since the dawn of time:

  • According to the Old Testament, Moses uses cinnamon as one of the ingredients to holy anointing oil used for Holy Unction.
  • It’s been used in Holistic Chinese medicine, as well as
  • in the ancient Indian Vedic culture tradition – Ayurveda.

Important Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is the Spice that

  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides
  • Aids Type 2 Diabetics patients
  • Helps weight loss
  • Reduces pain caused by arthritis
  • Helps digestive system
  • Helps urinary tract by reducing infections though its diuretic properties

Proven Benefits of Cinnamon

USDA has published reports on cinnamon studies on humans. What’s essential in these reports is the fact – that many of you, my readers, already know and/or have experienced themselves –
½ teaspoon of cinnamon a day improves blood sugar rates quite impressively.

1. How Cinnamon works to regulate blood sugar?

It enhances your body’s ability to use the already produced insulin in muscle tissue. Cinnamon can improve the insulin resistance.

2. How much Cinnamon per day lowers cholesterol?

That’s a question I was asked in our Facebook group last week. I’m glad I can answer it now J For that purpose I’ll quote National Center for Biotechnology Information research published on 2003 Dec 26:

Diabetic help: Cinnamon improves glucose and lipids of people with type 2 diabetes.
Conclusions: The results of this study demonstrate that intake of 1, 3, or 6 g of cinnamon per day reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes and suggest that the inclusion of cinnamon in the diet of people with type 2 diabetes will reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

* Half tsp of Cinnamon powder equals approximately 1 gram.
* 1 tsp equals 2 grams.
* 2 tsp equal 4 grams.
* 3 tsp equal 6 grams.

Check out this recipe for Honey and Cinnamon Drink for Lowering Cholesterol.

4. How Cinnamon helps in weight loss?

Due to its diuretic properties. Cinnamon helps secretion and discharge of urine and fats in blood. In fact fats are excreted from the body through urine.

Cinnamon also works to supply body cells with oxygen this way boosting overall body metabolism, thus burns fat.

Check out this recipe for Honey and Cinnamon for Weight Loss.

5. Cinnamon fight arthritis

Reduces pain caused by arthritis – its anti-inflammatory compound fights not only pain, but inflammation and stiffness in joints.

6. Cinnamon – a Digestive Aid

Helps digestive system – removes gas from intestines and stomach, as well as lowers acidity in stomach

7. Cinnamon – a Super Spice

Cinnamon is the Super Spice that offers not only physical, but mental help, too. It helps with nerves and fatigue; acts as a stress reliever and brain tonic, as well as increases concentration.

  • Removes nervous tension
  • Improves brain activity
  • Increases concentration
  • Sharpens alertness

6 More Benefits of Cinnamon

I can barely list all health benefits of this miraculous spice, not to mention that I can’t explain all of them, nevertheless here are a few more beneficial uses of cinnamon you can think of:

  • Lowers the risk of heart disease – Wow, how? Read below:
  • By preventing blood clotting – cinnamon is a natural blood thinning agent that boosts blood circulation – Aha, here’s how! But that’s not all:
  • Boosts metabolism at cellular level
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Supports immune system – effective guard against most common viruses
  • Has anti-aging properties

How to use cinnamon in order to obtain any of those benefits?

You can sprinkle cinnamon on almost any meal you eat, or any drink you consume. I am not joking – that’s one option! It won’t be enough, though. You’d better check out our additional resources for cinnamon:

Honey and Cinnamon Drink Video is your other option – watch me preparing this absolutely fabulous drink.

Join our Honey and Cinnamon Drink Group on Facebook – share weight loss stories and experience, read and write comments, listen of real people using this drink as we speak…

Check out my previous post with Honey and Cinnamon Drink Weight Loss Stores.

Read more about Honey and Cinnamon for Weight Loss in my original post from 2006 – an option I highly recommend 😉

Check out this recipe for Honey and Cinnamon for Lowering Cholesterol.

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