As a flavorful spice, cinnamon should be used on more than just hot chocolate or desserts. In fact, a balanced diet that incorporates cinnamon into healthy dishes may help reduce your blood sugar levels and lower cholesterol.
According to research, cinnamon has been used as early as 2800 B.C. for anointing, embalming and treating digestive and respiratory ailments. Cinnamon is also used in traditional medicine in countries like China, India and Iran.
In modern medicine, cinnamon is used as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antilipemic, antidiabetic, antimicrobial and anticancer agent.
According to the National Institutes of Health, cinnamon can be used as a dietary supplement for diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other conditions.
Detailed below are the four major health benefits of cinnamon. Read more…