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 medicalnewstoday.com, cinnamon can help with:
- Muscle spasms
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- 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.