Cinnamon is loaded with powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols. It’s high in cinnamaldehyde, which is thought to be responsible for most of cinnamon’s health benefits.
Studies show that this spice and its antioxidants have potent anti-inflammatory properties
Cinnamon has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, the world’s most common cause of premature death.
In people with type 2 diabetes, 1 gram or about half a teaspoon of cinnamon per day has been shown to have beneficial effects on blood markers. Cinnamon has been shown to significantly increase sensitivity to the hormone insulin
Cinnamon has been shown to reduce fasting blood sugar levels, having a potent anti-diabetic effect at 1–6 grams or 0.5–2 teaspoons per day
Cinnamaldehyde has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which may reduce infections and help fight tooth decay and bad breath
Use for hot cereals, waffles, pancakes, muffins and toast. Also great in fruit pies, cakes, cookies, frosting, applesauce, beverages, desserts, soups, fish, meat, pastries, breads, chili con carne, chocolate dishes and drinks, puddings, sauces, seafoods, stews, casseroles, as well as scents, sachets, and potpourris.