Thursday's Tip: The Wonders of Cinnamon


I’ve written before about the 3 Active Health Components of Cinnamon  found in the cinnamon bark called cinnamaldehydecinnamyl acetate, and cinnamyl alcohol, in helping Type 2 diabetes and as having antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Cinnamon can also help your health in other ways too.

  1. Cinnamon lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and raises the good cholesterol (HDL).
  2. Cinnamon can help manage the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Cinnamon has been shown to help neurons and improve motor function which can help sufferers of these two diseases continue their regular routines with far less impediment.
  3. The antiviral properties of cinnamon cannot only combat viruses like the common cold but research has shown that cinnamon extract could also help manage HIV by preventing the virus from entering cells.
  4. Studies reveal that cinnamon may also have anti-carcinogenic properties, although the research thus far is limited to animal studies. Cinnamon extract slows the growth of cancer cells and induces cancerous cell death.

Limit your use of cinnamon to 1 to 2 teaspoons per day.  Adding cinnamon to your diet can be toxic in large doses so as always make sure you contact your physician before making changes to your health and diet routine.

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Published by AskDrCris

Hi, I'm Dr. Crystal Green Brown, Ph.D. (aka Dr. Cris). I'm the owner of Ask Dr. Cris, the Spiritual Life Coach & Speaker LLC, which is a full-service Career, Education, Health, Wellness & Nutrition Consulting firm that assists businesses, educational institutions, organizations, individual clients, and students who are in need of transitioning your career, identifying your purpose in life or desiring to live a healthier more spiritual-enriched life. Through my website, you can learn more about my #1 best selling book Visual Prayer: How to Create a Spiritual Vision Board or my other popular dietary book How to be Schoolgirl Skinny. You can also SHOP AskDrCris for other books and spiritual gifts. Through my AskDrCris Blog, you will receive weekly updates on career tips, learn details on manifesting your vision through the spiritual vision board process, in addition to education, health, wellness, and nutrition tips. My intention is to provide spiritual guidance and suggestions that will guide followers with insight on living and maintaining a more prosperous, healthy, and blessed life.

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