Everything you need to know about Cinnamon

By February 10, 2016Uncategorized

Cinnamon is one of our favourite spices, mainly due to its flexibility in cooking. You can use cinnamon in a variety of sweet and savoury dishes to add a distinct flavour, which you will also experience with our delicious Spicy Fruit Chaat. However, there’s also a variety of health benefits that come with adding cinnamon to your diet.

Helps to control blood sugar

Numerous studies have found that cinnamon can help those with inslin resistance, including those with Type 2 diabeties who consume cinnamon to control variations in blood sugar. Therefore, if you experience problems with your blood sugar levels, cinnamon could be the aid you’ve been looking for.

Helps to settle the stomach

Cinnamon has powerful anti-bacterial properties and it’s therefore very effective at curing stomach bugs and discomfort. You can infuse the cinnamon with hot water to create a cinnamon tea, which you can then consume 2-3 times a day.

Benefits those suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Studies have shown that cinnamon can drastically reduce the discomfort associated with IBS as it kills the bacteria and heals any infections in the GI tract.

It smells great!

But you didn’t need us to tell you that. The delicious, slightly sweet and slightly spicy smell of cinnamon is a welcome one.

Helps you to concentrate and relax

According to research, cinnamon may help to keep you more alert and also relax you when you’re driving. Next time you’re feeling frustrated, perhaps cinnamon will take the edge off.

Powerful anti-oxidant

Important to a healthy diet, anti-oxidants help to reduce the formation of “Free Radicals”, which can cause cancer, while also keeping your entire body – from your skin to your organs – healthy.

Relaxes the muscles

If you experience joint or muscle discomfort (especially after exercise), put a few drops of cinnamon leaf oil in your bath to help relax the joins and relieve muscle pain.

Prevents tooth decay and gum disease

You will often find cinnamon oil in chewing gums, mouthwashes and tooth paste due to its antibacterial properties. Consuming cinnamon, including cinnamon tea, may help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease by killing any harmful bacteria.

Helps to cure the common cold

It’s said that if you take some cinnamon tea within 5-10 minutes of experiencing the first signs of a cold, sore throat or cough, the antibacterial properties could help to spot the illness in its tracks by killing the harmful bacteria and increasing blood flow.

Add a dash of cinnamon to your healthy diet with our Spicy Fruit Chaat.

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