Ever wondered why most high-calorie foods such as French toast, cinnamon buns and all the delicious lattes have cinnamon as toppings? Then read on…

Cinnamon is a spice that has been used since ancient times for its medicinal value as is evident from its properties listed below:

  • It is a very powerful antioxidant and an excellent fat burner.
  • It is a great source of vitamins A and B-complex.
  • It provides the body with minerals such as chromium, iron, zinc, and calcium.
  • It helps control diarrhea when added to steamed rice, prevents nausea, stops vomiting, cures indigestion, relieves flatulence, and also controls womb haemorrhage.
  • It decreases the pain associated with arthritis.
  • It helps to lower cholesterol and increase blood circulation.
  • It regulates blood sugar and helps decrease sugar cravings.
  • Compounds found in cinnamon can help prevent Alzheimers disease.
  • Its anti-clotting compounds help to prevent the occurrence of strokes and coronary artery disease.
  • It helps reduce inflammation in the body and should be used as a therapy by people with autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • It helps to stop yeast infections, candida, and menstrual cramps.
  • It has anti-cancer properties and trials are being conducted to verify whether it can reduce the growth of cancer cells.
  • It is a strong antiseptic and it helps reduce pain. Hence it is commonly used in dental treatments.
  • It helps to boost memory, so smell this spice or its essential oil if you want to stay more alert and focused.

Add cinnamon powder to your breakfast cereal, muesli, toast, pancake, dalia, oat or ragi porridge, smoothie, juice or even to your cup of tea or coffee. Pssst..It is also the magic ingredient for an excellent apple pie !!!

Stay blessed with good health .…always !!!

Warm regards,

Charmaine D’Souza


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