Cinnamon is a commonly used spice that is not only delicious when added to food but also holds a powerful weapon that many look past: its health benefits. It’s important to know what we’re eating and how these ingredients can benefit us so we did a little research.
Cinnamon lowers cholesterol
Half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day can help lower cholesterol
Cinnamon helps control blood sugar
Cinnamon slows down the rate that your stomach empties the food you consume. This reduces a potentially quick rise or spike in blood sugar that your food might cause. Cinnamon can also help people who have type 2 diabetes improve their response to insulin.
The scent of cinnamon can boost in alertness
The simple action of smelling cinnamon can enhance cognitive awareness.
Along with the examples just noted, cinnamon is also known to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, and it is a good source of fiber and calcium. Some simple ways to incorporate cinnamon into your diet are adding it to your oatmeal or cereal in the morning, sprinkling it over some yogurt, or adding it to your cup of coffee. Remember, just half a teaspoon each day improves your health. Just don’t try to eat spoonfuls of it at time.