The Healing Powers of Cinnamon
Cinnamon is the whole package! It’s almost zero calories per serving, but can still transform any warm beverage or bland food into a sweet and spicy delicious delight. Not only is cinnamon a festive fall addition, surprisingly it’s also one of nature's healthiest spices. Some of my favorite foods to sprinkle cinnamon on are oatmeal, baked apples, squash and pumpkin, granola/rawnola, rice/chia seed pudding, banana and almond-butter snacks, curry, apple cider, coffee and espresso. Below are nine surprising facts that will have you sprinkling cinnamon on all foods for fall.
Lowers Blood Sugar:
Studies have shown that cinnamon has remedial properties that help with insulin resistance. As a result it’s very popular with Type 2 diabetics who use it to control and even out their blood sugar levels. It's also beneficial to help maintain energy throughout your day.
Reduces LDL Cholesterol Levels:
Snacking on cinnamon may help to reduce cardiovascular disease by reducing the LDL, also known as the “bad” cholesterol form the body. LDL carries cholesterol into your arteries, which causes blockage and is more likely to cause heart disease.
Candida Yeast Infections:
Candida Yeast Infections:
Cinnamon has proved to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.This is due to the fact that cinnamon oil is one of the three leading essential oils effective against Candida.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
Cinnamon aids digestion and decreases the bloating associated with IBS by killing bad bacteria and healing infection in the gastrointestinal tract.
Cinnamon oils are looking promising for the treatment of tumors, gastric cancers and melanomas. This occurs because of cinnamon’s mitigating effect on the body, which controls blood sugar levels and fights cancer cells.
The Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf oil is one of natures remarkable anti-bacterial agents and a natural disinfectant. Dilute it with water to disinfect kitchen counter tops, sinks, door-nobs or anything that needs extra cleaning.
Because cinnamon naturally kills bacteria, it’s the perfect all-natural and sweet smelling odor neutralizer. Add 2-5 drops of cinnamon oil mixed with water in a diffuser and within minutes all unpleasant odor will be gone! This mix can also be used as an uplifting room spray. The cinnamon scent can improve your mood and lift you out of those winter blues.
One of the top 7 anti-oxidants in the world, cinnamon reduces the formation of free-radicals that cause cancer. Anti-oxidants help to repair damage to your entire body, from your skin to your organs.
Cinnamon naturally acts as a blood thinner. By thinning your blood, it organically increases your blood flow, boosting your metabolism. Cinnamon also delays the passing of food from the stomach into the intestine, keeping you feeling fuller and more satisfied longer.