Cinnamon: The Extra Spice to Life

Cin­na­mon is an ancient and ver­sa­tile spice, and peo­ple have used it in all kinds of food. They even ate it back in 2000 B.C! Accord­ing to some researchers, cas­sia cin­na­mon has some health ben­e­fits. Accord­ing to, cin­na­mon can help with:

  • Mus­cle spasms
  • Vom­it­ing and diarrhea
  • Infec­tions
  • The com­mon cold
  • Loss of appetite
  • Blood sugar (glu­cose) levels

Also, some research sup­ports the idea that cin­na­mon can help fight against Alzheimer’s dis­ease, HIV, and Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis. With all of the research sup­port­ing the idea that cin­na­mon is ben­e­fi­cial for peo­ple, there is also research that shows no health ben­e­fits from eat­ing cinnamon.

Cin­na­mon is gen­er­ally found from two types: cey­lon cin­na­mon and cas­sia cin­na­mon. Cas­sia cin­na­mon is the type that is usu­ally found in stores, and what is gen­er­ally used in most house­holds. Cas­sia cin­na­mon is also what is thought of as the best type of cin­na­mon to help decrease blood sugar lev­els, espe­cially for those who are pre­di­a­betic or have type 2 dia­betes. With the research that is done on cin­na­mon, peo­ple gen­er­ally take around 1 tea­spoon of cin­na­mon a day to get the health benefits.

Even though research is scarce about the health ben­e­fits of cin­na­mon, cin­na­mon is still shown by some as a good thing to have around. Regard­less, it is still a great spice to add to food, and it will add extra fla­vor to what­ever you consume.