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12 Surprising Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon has a long history of use, not only as a spice, but as a medicine,where the medicinal properties are actually derived from the oil in the cinnamon bark. Needless to say, there’s more than meets the eye with this warm and flavorful spice; much more. Read on for 12 surprising benefits of cinnamon.

Benefits of Cinnamon:

  1. Anti-microbialBenefits of Cinnamon
  2. Anti-inflammatory
  3. Anti-clotting properties: Can be helpful to those with heart disease
  4. Can potentially regulate blood sugar: by slowing the rate at which contents leave the stomach.
  5. Some studies show it may help type 2 diabetics respond better to insulin.
  6. Boost brain fiction merely by smelling the spice.
  7. Improve your colon and heart health
  8. Increase circulation & metabolism
  9. May help fight cancer cell growth
  10. Shown to alleviate PMS (including cramping/pain)
  11. Can reduce arthritis pain
  12. May reduce cholesterol

It doesn’t stop there however, cinnamon is a great source of manganese and a good source of fiber and calcium. I don’t know about you but cinnamon’s spice factor just went up about 10 notches! 😀

~ Letisha

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