Health Benefits of Cinnamon
Health Benefits of Cinnamon-anti-aging, immune system, weight loss and diabetes
Cinnamon and anti-aging, the immune system, weight loss and diabetes
Well, cinnamon is valuable, not because … once upon a time, it was more expensive than gold in the stock markets … or the flea markets!! You can’t eat gold, but we can and should definitely eat cinnamon! Cinnamon is a great source of fiber, manganese, and calcium. Besides, I adore the taste, traditionally in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, it’s used to treat indigestion, relieve pain and nausea, it’s even said to be able to treat premature ejaculation! In the Western world, it was a food conservator in the Middle Ages, it was and still is a food therapy for common cold and general lung problems! Cinnamon seems to be, it draws my attention because of the three subjects that are a lot of people’s concern nowadays, anti-aging, immune system function and weight loss (including helping diabetic symptoms)!
First of all, it is an antioxidant, possesses antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, all good for anti-aging purposes:
Antioxidants: Cinnamon is a powerful antioxidant. In fact, it beat out more than two dozen other foods in terms of antioxidant capacity in one study.
Antibacterial: Cinnamon can damage bacterial cell membranes and alter its lipid profile. The active anti-infectious element is cinnamaldehyde that not only gives it its flavor and smell but proves to have antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
Anti-inflammatory: Inflammation is associated with a wide range of health issues, from skin conditions to autoimmune diseases and cancer, and studies have isolated multiple flavonoid compounds in cinnamon that have anti-inflammatory activities.
Secondly, cinnamon can stimulate the immune system, making it stronger. A 2016 study found that cinnamon derived substance could block viral entry, which eventually can help preventing HIV from developing into AIDs. As far as anti-viral goes, anything that makes the immune system function better can be useful, even just to avoid flus, whether it’s from chicken, pigs or between humans originally!
Thirdly, it’s related to weight loss and diabetic conditions.
It’s not scientifically proven that it can treat effectively diabetics since cinnamon has been shown to lower blood sugar levels by decreasing insulin resistance, it’s useful for an aging body since with age, the insulin receptors became less sensitive. Research shows that if we eat cinnamon together with carbs, it can help slow blood sugar augmentation because of the meal. It may also lower levels of bad fats and cholesterol in the blood. It’s also been found to decrease responses to stress, which is the cause of many people’s weigh problems.