WEB DESK: Cinnamon has long been a popular spice in baking and cooking. Research has found that it is not only delicious but it’s healthy, too. Just make sure that you’re buying true cinnamon and not cassia, which is often sold as cinnamon in stores.
1. Lower Cholesterol
Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.
2. Blood Sugar Regulation
Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes.
3. Cancer Prevention
In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells
It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
When added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.