The wonders of cinnamon
Cinnamon and its nutrients
It has a spicy, sweet flavour, and is used to flavour a variety of savouries. Besides its fiery aroma and flavourful kick, cinnamon is loaded with numerous health benefits.
This spicy bark is a great source of minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, manganese and magnesium. It also contains high amounts of vitamin-A, niacin, pantothenic acid and pyridoxine.
Cinnamon contains loads of anti-oxidants, in addition to fibre -- that can do wonders for your body.
Health benefits of cinnamon:
Helps lower cholesterol: Studies suggest that adding half a teaspoon of cinnamon can help lower bad cholesterol, aiding your heart health.
Treating infections: Cinnamon is known to have anti-bacterial, anti-microbial properties that can help stop infections, particularly yeast infections and bacterial infections. In fact, adding cinnamon to food inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.
Controlling diabetes: Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with type-2 diabetes.