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Health Benefits of Cinnamon

13 Oct 2015

Cinnamon Is Loaded With Antioxidants

Cinnamon is loaded with powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols, which protect the body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. -

Cinnamon Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Cinnamon is useful for healing & reversing inflammation in the body because some studies show that the antioxidants in it have potent anti-inflammatory activity. -


Cinnamon Cut The Risk Of Heart Disease:

  1. Cinnamon has been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease, the world's most common cause of premature death.

  2. It reduces levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol & triglycerides, while HDL cholesterol remains stable.

  3. Cinnamon has been shown to reduce blood pressure.

When combined, all these factors may drastically cut the risk of heart disease.


Cinnamon Improves Sensitivity To The Hormone Insulin:

  1. Insulin is one of the key hormones essential for the transport of blood sugar from the bloodstream & into cells.

  2. The problem is that many people are resistant to the effects of insulin due to various reasons. This condition, known as insulin resistance, is a hallmark of serious conditions like metabolic syndrome & type 2 diabetes.

  3. Cinnamon improves the insulin sensitivity of the body by helping the body cells become more responsive to the effects of insulin & hence reducing insulin resistance.


Cinnamon  Lowers Blood Sugar Levels And Has A Powerful Anti-Diabetic Effect:

  1. Apart from the beneficial effects on insulin resistance, cinnamon can lower blood sugar by another mechanism as well.

  2. First, cinnamon has been shown to decrease the amount of glucose that enters the bloodstream after a meal.

  3. It does this by interfering with numerous digestive tract hormones.

  4. This greatly improves glucose uptake by cells, although it acts much slower than insulin itself.

  5. Cinnamon can lower fasting blood sugar levels by up to 10-29%


Cinnamon Have Beneficial Effects On Neurodegenerative Diseases:

  1. Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by progressive loss of the structure or function of brain cells.

  2. Alzheimer's disease & Parkinson's disease are two of the most common types.

  3. Two compounds found in cinnamon appear to inhibit the buildup of a protein called tau in the brain, which is one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease.


Cinnamon  Be Protective Against Cancer:

  1. Cancer is a serious disease, characterized by the uncontrolled growth of cells.

  2. Cinnamon acts against cancer by reducing the growth of cancer cells & the formation of blood vessels in tumours and appears to be toxic to cancer cells, causing cell death.

  3. Cinnamon acts as an activator of detoxifying enzymes in the colon, protecting against further cancer growth.

  4. Cinnamon activates protective antioxidant responses in human colon cells.


Cinnamon  Helps Fight Bacterial And Fungal Infections:

  1. Cinnamaldehyde, the main component of cinnamon, may help fight various kinds of infection.

  2. Cinnamon oil has been shown to effectively treat respiratory tract infections caused by fungi.

  3. It can also inhibit the growth of certain types of bacteria, including Listeria & Salmonella.

  4. The antimicrobial effects of cinnamon may also help prevent tooth decay & reduce bad breath.



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