This article is an excerpt from Natural Mentor
Super-Spice: Cinnamon – This ancient spice has one of the highest antioxidant levels of any spice.
Cinnamon is highly effective at helping to stabilize blood sugar levels, making it very effective for those with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) to help control blood sugar response from a meal.
In one study of people with type 2 diabetes, just two teaspoons a day reduced blood sugar as much as 20-30%, as well as lowering LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Cinnamon also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and has been known to relieve pain and stiffness in muscles and joints, including arthritis.
It has a positive effect on brain function, and smelling cinnamon, or chewing cinnamon flavored gum, can possibly help improve memory and attention.
Cinnamon also reduces inflammation in blood vessels that leads to atherosclerosis and heart disease, as well as having anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.
Simple ways to add Cinnamon to your daily routine:
Try cinnamon in your smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, mixed with berries, or as a healthy addition in your coffee or tea.
Cinnamon is one of the superfood ingredients in Holy Crap Cereal.