Natural food proponents say the benefits of cinnamon as a dietary supplement and as a protector against diseases has been known for nearly 1,400 years. In fact, many medical practitioners—both in the West, and in Chinese and Indian medicine—consider cinnamon to be nothing less than a miracle drug for its wide variety of health benefits. While no spice can cure the chronically unhealthy body of person who eats poorly and doesn’t exercise, the use of cinnamon has been shown to greatly reduce the symptoms associated with many diseases and disorders. Here are just a few of the incredible benefits of cinnamon:
Stabilizes blood sugar levels
Cinnamon helps greatly with blood sugar levels, stabilizing them and thereby helping to promote weight loss. This has the additional benefit of helping to treat Type 2 Diabetes by increasing the amount of insulin production in the body. The latest research into this has shown conclusively that cinnamon reduces health risks associated with diabetes, blood sugar imbalances, and cardiovascular disease. This is accomplished by improving glucose metabolism, lipid metabolism, antioxidant balance, and capillary function. A proper diet combined with new medical diagnostic tools, such as a wireless blood sugar monitor, can help people to gain control over their blood sugar levels.
Good for food preservation and defense against fungus and bacteria
Plant extracts have long been used for their anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Cinnamon in particular has been shown to combat the fungus “Candida Albicans,” which creates yeast infections. Cinnamon also fights the bacteria that causes bad breath and cinnamon oil has been used as a germicide against both microbes and bacterial pathogens, as well as carcinogenic molds and food-based molds that can spoil foods. Cinnamon has also been used to fight urinary tract infections and typhoid fever.
Various other miraculous health benefits
Cinnamon can help protect against arthritis, hair loss, high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, skin infections, and even hair loss. Cinnamon bark may also extend the human lifespan. Taken everyday, cinnamon can lower your LDL cholesterol. It also has anti-clotting effects on the blood and, combined with honey, can reduce pain from arthritis. Studies have also shown that a whiff of cinnamon can increase brain functions such as cognition and memory.
Increasing your cinnamon intake by 3,000% alone will not cure you of your maladies, whatever they may be. This spice must be integrated into a healthy lifestyle and diet that consists of other revitalizing substances such as honey, sage, rosemary, turmeric, ginger, saffron, parsley and others. Let delicious cinnamon be your gateway drug, into this wonderful world of natural remedies.