Nutritional values and health benefits with Cinnamon
Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the branches of wild trees that belong to the genus “Cinnamomum”. Cinnamon is also regarded as the second most popular spice. Cinnamon has a long history both as spice and medicine. The health benefits of cinnamon are because of the type of antioxidants called polyphenols, phenolic acid, and flavonoids.
Nutritional values in Cinnamon(per 100 grams):
Calories – 247
Fat – 1.2g
Sodium – 10mg
Potassium – 431mg
Carbohydrates – 81g
Protein – 4g
Vitamin A- 5%
Calcium – 100%
Vitamin C – 6%
Iron – 46%
Vitamin B6 – 10%
Magnesium – 15%
Health benefits with Cinamon are:
- Anti-Inflammatory: – The antioxidants in cinnamon have anti-inflammatory effects. So cinnamon lowers swelling and inflammation, it can be beneficial in pain management,
- Anti-clotting agent: – As Cinnamon is rich in vitamin K, Cinnamaldehyde in cinnamon helps prevent unwanted clumping of blood platelets. So it acts as Anti-clotting agent.
- Heart health: – Cinnamon helps to fight in ‘bad cholesterol’ significantly lowering cholesterol. Cinnamon safeguard the valves and arteries of heart because of its anti-inflammatory properties (Which also helps to heal inflammation in internal tissues).
- Help for Diabetes: – Cinnamon helps in people suffering from type 2 Diabetes, it helps their body respond to insulin, thus helps in normalizing blood sugar.Some compound in Insulin facilitates to use glucose by stimulating Insulin receptors. In a study authors concluded that consuming up to 6 grams of cinnamon per day “reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes.” and that “the inclusion of cinnamon in the diet of people with type 2 diabetes will reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.”
- Protect Brian function: – Just by smell Cinnamon odor boosts brain activity. Have a cinnamon tea when you are in exam anxiety are even when your feeling nervousness.
- Lower cancer risk: – Cinnamon may help to reduce the proliferation of cancer cells, and decrease cancer causing cells. Having Cinnamon in your daily diet may prevent a risk of cancer.
- Fights infection: – According to studies tablespoon of cinnamon once or twice a day can be effective in preventing viruses from infecting humans and causing sicknesses, such as colds, flu, and even herpes. cinnamaldehyde – a chemical found in Cassia cinnamon – could help fight against bacterial and fungal infections.
- Dental health: – one teaspoon of cinnamon a day can kill bacteria in your mouth and help prevent inflammation. It is traditionally used treat tooth decay, toothache and fight bad breath.
- Skin health: – Cinnamon is recommended for pimples because it removes blood impurities from the blood.
- Alzheimer’s disease: –Cinnamon contains CEppt, which have properties that can inhibit the development of the disease.
- HIV: – Cinnamon have properties to fight against HIV. According to the study authors, “bark from Cinnamomum cassia and Shoot and fruits of Cardiospermum helicacabum helps to fight against the most effectively against HIV-1 and HIV-2.
Have a glance:
- Honey and cinnamon can be drunk with water to heal colds and coughs and heal bladder infections.
- Calcium and Fiber in cinnamon Improve Colon Health and Protect Against Heart Disease
- It helps in treating chronic wounds.
- Cinnamon can be used to help treat muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhea, infections, the common cold, loss of appetite, and erectile dysfunction (ED).
- Cinnamon may have anti-carcinogenic properties.
- Cinnamon can lower your bad cholesterol (LDL)
- It fight against allergies
- It acts like a natural food preservation.
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