Cinnamon – Why should you take it throughout the year?
Ceylon cinnamon lowers blood sugar levels, reduces heart disease risk factors and has a plethora of other impressive health benefits.
One of the oldest known spices is obtained from the dried thin layer of the bark of the cinnamon tree. Nowadays it is often considered as winter spice, but it hasn’t been in the past. Those who could afford it, used it as remedy for their health problems and due to its high market value, as a trading tool as well.
There are two main types on the market: Chinese (Cassia) and Ceylon. Chinese type has a bitter flavor, intensive aroma and is cheaper. Traders, in an effort to make as much money as possible, offer Chinese type, which is of inferior quality and has a high coumarin content. Coumarin is not dangerous in small quantities, but in larger quantities it has a negative effect on concentration, attention, liver, and kidney health.
Chinese type is obtained on plantations for mass consumption. Due to the high demand, trees are peeled too often. The wounded parts are inhabited by stubborn parasites, which are exterminated by harmful pesticides. In order to avoid the consumption of dangerous pesticides and increased intake of coumarin, be careful and choose only organically grown spices. Research has found that most manufacturers add unhealthy Chinese type to ready-made meals.
Prevents cravings for sweets
Cinnamon will help you balance your blood sugar and thus reduce your cravings for sweets. Be aware that sugar is not only found in cakes, ice cream and pastries but also in the food that is on your table every day. Bread, yogurt, and sauces all contain sugar. Manufacturers label sugar on the declarations as glucose, fructose, dextrose, maltose, and syrup. This is one of the reasons that despite abstaining from sweets, bread is still very hard to resist. Even the smallest amount of sugar triggers the need for more. You can resist the urge for sweets with a natural alternative.
Cinnamon prevents the development of insulin resistance and is recommended for people suffering from type 2 diabetes.
Cinnamon for type 2 diabetics
Scientists have proven many beneficial effects on diabetes (👉 read more). With regular and consistent consumption, research has shown that in 40 days of consuming cinnamon, blood sugar was reduced by 👇 25-30%. Cinnamon stimulates the action of insulin receptors and the secretion of insulin. As a result, the body can make better use of its own insulin.
For diabetics, Chromium is extremely important, as it is present in all processes related to the regulation of insulin in the body.
Research has shown that Cinnamon intake, results in a statistically significant lowering in FBG, thus improves FBG in people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.
For beautiful skin
Beautiful skin reflects the health of our body. Cinnamon is often added to anti-cellulite creams because it has an irritating effect and tightens the skin tissue. It is also the best addition to a relaxing bath, which works extremely well after a busy and long day. Furthermore, it’s antibacterial and antiviral properties are useful for urinary tract and gastrointestinal infections as well. The main active ingredient cinnamyl aldehyde accelerates metabolism within cells. Flavonoids found in cinnamon are powerful antioxidants that strengthen blood vessel walls and capillaries.
For better digestion
Cinnamon stimulates digestion, inhibits inflammation, and relieves cramps, while stimulating the formation of gastric juices. It has an antibacterial effect and is recommended against rotaviruses, yeasts and other pathogenic organisms that cause vomiting, nausea, and inflammation of the gastrointestinal mucosa. In Asia, it is used as a medicine for women’s problems, such as: painful menstruation, severe bleeding, and uterine problems.
As with other spices, it should not be overused. Therefore, follow the guidelines on the daily recommended intake. You should not consume more than one teaspoon of cinnamon a day and be aware of Coumarin content. Coumarin is harmful to kidneys and liver when used in large quantities.
Scientists analyzed 91 samples of cinnamon taken from the shelves of German stores. They found that the coumarin values in Cassia cinnamon varied greatly, so they analyzed the bark samples of five trees obtained directly from Indonesia. It turned out that differences were present even in the bark of the same tree! Up to 63 times more coumarin was measured in the cheaper Cassia than in the more expensive Ceylon cinnamon.
It is almost impossible for the consumer to distinguish between the two types. It is easier to distinguish the cinnamon by comparing the bark: Cassia sticks are thicker, while the Ceylon are very fine and thin.
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