Saturday, August 1, 2009

10 Benefits of Cinnamon

1- Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.

2- Has a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes.

3- Helps stop yeast infection.

4- Cinnamon reduced the growth and production of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.

5- It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.

6- In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.

7- When added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.

8- One study found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.

9- Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.

10- It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.

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