Benefits of Cinnamon

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Hey beauties! 

I'm still on a mission to be healthier. For several reasons that I've shared previously but mainly for weightloss and to aid in getting pregnant.  So with me being on a mission to a healthier me, I've been doing a lot of research and my goal is to pass what I learn over to you. 

Natural remedies is something I've been very interested in.  I've never been one to take medications and thank God I'm not a sickly person but occasionally, when I feel under the weather or I'm not feeling my best, I'd rather use a natural remedy and not rely on medications due to the unknowns and side effects some medications can have.

Cinnamon not only taste great but has some amazing benefits.  While visiting several doctors while looking into my fertility, my "hormonal imbalance" and "insulin reaistence" came up in several conversations.  One of which led me to learn that cinnamon is a great way to help regulate your sugar!

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Here are 10 benefits of cinnamon that you may or may not be aware of:

 

1. Numerous studies show that cinnamon regulates blood sugar, making it a great choice for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike.  That’s also great news for anyone who wants stable energy levels and moods.

2. It reduces LDL cholesterol levels.  LDL is also known as the harmful cholesterol.  Reducing it may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

3. It has natural anti-infectious compounds.  In studies, cinnamon has been effective against ulcer-causing H. pylori bacteria and other pathogens.

4. It reduces pain linked to arthritis.  Cinnamon has been shown in studies at the Department of Internal Medicine, Kangnam Korean Hospital, to reduce cytokines linked to arthritic pain.

5. Research at the University of Texas, published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, shows that cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells, holding promise for cancer prevention and sufferers of the disease.

6. It is a natural food preservative.

7. It contains fiber, calcium, iron, and manganese—albeit small amounts to the typical dose of ground cinnamon.

8. It’s been proven effective for menstrual pain.

9. It has also been proven effective for infertility.  Cinnamon contains a natural chemical called cinnamaldehyde, which studies show increases the hormone progesterone and decreases testosterone production in women, helping to balance hormones.

10. Cinnamon holds promise for various neurodegenerative diseases, including: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumor, and meningitis, according to research at the Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas.  Their research shows that cinnamon reduces chronic inflammation linked with these neurological disorders. 

{source:  www.medicalwesthospital.org}

 

I hope you found this information helpful! 

 

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Posted on June 9, 2015 .