Super foods. Ingredients from mother nature packed with nutrients. Probably the most cheapest superfood is cinnamon. For some it’s a flavor or smell that will remind them of Christmas and for others it’s a nice natural sweetener. For me it’s a cheap superfood packed with manganese, fibre, iron and calcium. A study in 2011 showed that cinnamon can slow down the process of the Alzheimer disease as well as other age related diseases such as dementia and diabetes type 2. Also, cinnamon will reduce the risk of developing cancer such as leukaemia and lymphoma cancer and will also slow down the growth of cancer cells.
Even just smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
Not convinced yet?
Here are some more benefits:
– Cinnamon is a fungicide (fights mold) and is antiseptic
– Cinnamon fights cold and is overall good for your immune system
– Warms the body
– Is good for your intestines
– Beneficial to your cholesterol levels
– Fights blather infections
– Affective when having stomach problems, such as diarrhea, vomiting and flatulence
– Bad breath? Rinse your mouth with cinnamon and honey in warm water
– Cinnamon stabilizes your blood sugar level which helps in losing weight (no more sugar cravings)
– Reduces the body temperature caused by fever
– Alleviates mental stress
– Reduces migraines and headaches
Since cinnamon regulates your blood sugar level I personally believe that a spoon of cinnamon in the morning in my breakfast helped me getting rid of my sugar addiction.
Cinnamon is very easy to add into your diet. Just add in your tea, in your breakfast (cinnamon and oatmeal are delicious), in juices or when baking, into desserts and so on.
What are you waiting for? Get the cinnamon!
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