Cinnamon is a powerful spice that has been used medicinally around the world for thousands of years.A little bit of cinnamon goes a long way, and its antioxidant properties are what makes it especially beneficial to include in your diet. As little as half a teaspoon of cinnamon daily can have positive effects on blood sugar levels, digestion, immunity and more. However, stronger doses are also extremely beneficial for improving heart disease risk and cutting your risk of diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

Cinnamon also supplies a wide variety of important nutrients and is especially rich in fiber and manganese along with several other vitamins and minerals.

More benefits:

  • Enhancing antioxidant defenses
  • Exhibiting anti-inflammatory properties
  • Enhancing cognitive function
  • Improving brain health
  • Supporting weight loss
  • Helping soothe sore throat and/or coughs

Most people know cinnamon because it’s a popular ingredient in pastry.Did you know, however, that cinnamon can be utilized for medicinal purposes as well? This spice is known to help in treating muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhea, infections, appetite loss, erectile dysfunctions and colds,28 as well as help prevent ailments such as urinary tract infections, tooth decay and gum disease.