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Benefits of Cinnamon

benefits of cinnamon

Studies reveal that taking up to 3/4 of a teaspoon of cinnamon per day can result in several natural health benefits.  Not the kind of cinnamon that you'll find in a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch or wafting through the mall by the Cinnabon Kiosk.  But real cinnamon...

Real cinnamon is known as Ceylon cinnamon-not what is commonly found in grocery stores, a distant cousin named, Cassia.  As I investigated my cupboards and vitamin stash, I found that Cassia was in all of the "cinnamon" that I was using for cooking and for supplementing my healthy habits.  So I decided to research the difference, and this is what I found.  

"Cassia contains high levels of coumarin, a blood thinning agent believed to cause liver damage when taken in high quantities. Though also found in Ceylon cinnamon, the levels of coumarin in "true cinnamon" are considered to be of little to no risk. Cassia is considered safe if taken in moderation, but most health officials recommend Ceylon as it offers the same health benefits with less risk."  you can read more here.

Since I'm diving head first into discovering more about natural health remedies and the benefits of cinnamon, I'm going to use and discuss Ceylon Cinnamon, what is known as "real cinnamon" from here on out.

Ten-ish Benefits of Cinnamon as Natural Health Remedies~I found 11 for good luck~

You can get true Ceylon Cinnamon Here!

Relief from Arthritis-Copenhagen University conducted a study giving patients 1/2t of cinnamon mixed with honey daily.  Positive results began after only a week with significant improvements within a month.

Antifungal Properties-Candida, thrush,  and other yeast infections are greatly inhibited by the presence of cinnamon.

Lowers Blood Sugars-Cinnamon may help treat Type 2 Diabetes by lowering blood sugars and increasing insulin production.

Lowers Bad Cholesterol-Try adding 1/2t of cinnamon to lower your LDL.

Aromatherapy Benefits-Cinnamon essential oils can boost memory & brain health.

Digestion-Can help in the digestion of certain fruits, milk & other dairy.

Stabilizes Blood Sugars-which is effective in weight-loss.

Anti-bacterial Effects-Proves beneficial in natural cold remedies.Try some cinnamon and honey in a cup of tea.

Anti-Clotting-Aids in blood thinning when taken safely.

Fights E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices (Kansas State University)

Headache Relief-Try some cinnamon essential oil on the back of your neck or temples for migraine relief.

Studies have shown that pregnant women should avoid large amounts of cinnamon and avoid taking it as supplements as well.

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