Cinnamon can be used to help boost your metabolism along with blood sugar regulation. It is great for use in obesity and diabetic patients. This spice is actually has a numerous amount of benefits including significant reduction in triglycerides, LDL levels, and total cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes, and increase glucose metabolism by about 20 times
Cinnamon quells spasms and helps relax muscles, relieve gas, perks up the movement of food through your digestive system making it one of the best tasting and least expensive herbs you can add to your routine to aid digestion. Some very interesting recent research suggests that cinnamon may help diabetics control their blood sugar. Cinnamon also is antibacterial so it helps to stop infection and beats back intestinal bugs.
- Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.
- Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes.
- In some studies, cinnamon has shown an amazing ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.
- 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.
- It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
- 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.
- When added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.
- Smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
- Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
- It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.