A spice that has seen its glory celebrated in everything from ancient Egyptian ceremonies to modern-day Snickerdoodles:
Cinnamon… What a marvelous spice! Just the smell of cinnamon has a way of taking you back in time- memories of Cinnamon spiced apple pies and toasty apple cider in the winter. Growing up in California, what summer was complete without a cinnamon Chiro at an outdoor festival or a cinnamon toast on a lazy Sunday morning? There is a popular culture club around world which celebrates the annual reemerging of the ‘Pumpkin Spice Latte’ from Starbucks never quits. It seems there are endless foods and beverages with cinnamon that take the center stage: Cinnamon Rolls, Bananas Foster, Cinnamon Raisin Bread or Monkey Bread, French Toast. We have all experienced a variety of cinnamon goodness. Around the world, cinnamon has ben a part of human food and medicine culture for thousands of years.
Aside from cinnamon being unbelievably yummy, there is a tremendous amount of good news that comes in that little jar inside everyone’s spice cabinet. Cinnamon has health benefits that are impressive. Here are 8 good reasons as to why you should incorporate this magical spice into your life more often.
- Cinnamon is loaded with Antioxidants: out doing popular spices such as garlic and oregano.
- Cinnamon is a powerful anti-inflammatory, which helps your body to combat infection and repair tissue damage.
- Cinnamon may reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Research shows cinnamon reduces blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol.
- Cinnamon improves insulin resistance.
- Cinnamon may have beneficial effects for people suffering from Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.
- Cinnamon helps in preventing Cancer.
- Cinnamon fights bacterial infections.
- Using cinnamon and other spices in lieu of salt is a great strategy to cook healthier.
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