Just a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon sprinkled on your food can help prevent an insulin spike. This spike normally occurs after a meal and signals the body to store fat instead of burning it. It could help in your battle of the bulge! Because cinnamon helps regulate insulin, it may also be beneficial for diabetics.
- Eating half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day may lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.
- Cinnamon has been found in some studies to reduce the proliferation of cancer cells in both leukemia and lymphoma.
- Cinnamon has an anti-clotting effect on blood.
- Arthritis patients who consumed cinnamon mixed with honey daily had significantly reduced pain after a month.
- It inhibits bacteria growth in food and drinks.
- The smell of cinnamon may boost cognitive function and memory.
- Cinnamon is a good source of fiber, manganese, iron and calcium.