Cinnamon: Nutritional Value
Vitamin B2 | Vitamin B3 | Vitamin B5 | Vitamin B6 | Vitamin E | Vitamin K | Beta-Carotene | Biotin | Calcium | Copper | Iodine | Iron | Magnesium | Manganese | Phosphorus | Potassium | Selenium | Zinc
Cinnamon Health Benefits
• Balances Sugar in the Blood
• Good for the Heart
• Boosts the Immune System
Cinnamon is much more than just flavour.
Highly valued since antiquity and even given as gifts for kings, Cinnamon was seen as a treasure once and it is even said that wars were fought over it. Its value has now shifted. Cinnamon is a valuable ingredient against many ailments.
Cinnamon is thermogenic, which means it has warming qualities. This means it may help to treat colds and also to improve the circulatory system. It also means it boosts the metabolism, and could naturally help you lose weight.
It also contains anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, and has been found to inhibit the development of bacteria such as Candida albicans, which causes candidiasis and thrush.
Medical research has also found that cinnamon can lower blood sugar levels. A study in 2003 proves that cinnamon is beneficial in aiding the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes, showing that it improves glucose and lipids levels. Another one made in 2012 suggests that cinnamon is able to considerably improve glucose in the blood of type 2 diabetic patients in China. If researches continue, it could even yield in more benefits for treating type 2 diabetes.
We researched for this article on the wonders of cinnamon using the internet and also the great book The Top 100 Healing Foods: 100 Foods to Relieve Common Ailments and Enhance Health and Vitality (The Top 100 Recipes Series), by Paula Bartimeus. It’s available from Amazon and really worth it – here at Juicers and Recipes we use it all the time 🙂