Monday, 2 December 2013

Health Benefits of Cinnamon Sprinkles

Cinnamon.. Who doesn't like a sprinkle of it on that milk tart or cinnamon toast ( I'll share the recipe tomorrow) not forgetting to sprinkle it on a pancakes topped with banana and honey... It tastes so good!!

As good as its health benefits. Lets find out what wonders a sprinkle of cinnamon can do for your body...

1. Helps digest food

 Cinnamon reduces the uncomfortable feelings associated with IBS ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome ) especially the bloating it also aids with  heartburn or indigestion.

2. Aids weight loss

Cinnamon increases blood circulation, increased blood flow  boosts your metabolism therefore helping you loss weight. This blood thinning property of Cinnamon also helps it in acting as an anti clotting agent especially for those suffering from heart disease.

3. Reduces PMS

According to the University of Maryland web site women who ate 5.6 mg of manganese in their diets each day had fewer mood swings and cramps compared to those who ate only 1 mg of manganese. These results suggest that a manganese rich diet may help reduce symptoms of PMS.

4. Reduces pain linked to arthritis.

5. Food preservative

Cinnamon is a natural food preservative,when added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage.

6. Reduce heart disease

Cinnamon is an excellent source of calcium and fiber. The two components help to bind and remove bile salts from the body--salts that have a damaging effect on the colon. When the bile is removed from the body, it has to break down cholesterol to generate new bile, having a positive impact on atherosclerosis and heart disease prevention.

7. Aids yeast infection

Cinnamon helps to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.

8. Blood Sugar Regulator

9. Cures stomach bug and flu

Cinnamaldehyde contain in cinnamon helps cure stomach bug and reduce symptoms of flu.

10. Packed with good nutrients and a great anti - oxidant

Cinnamon is packed with nutrients such as fiber, calcium, iron, and manganese. Reach in anti - oxidants which reduce the forming of " Free Radicals " that cause cancer.