Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the bark of Cinnamomum trees is native to the Caribbean, South America, and Southeast Asia. People have used cinnamon as holy spice since 2000 BC in Ancient Egypt. Today, cinnamon is the second most popular consumed spice worldwide after black pepper.
Cinnamon is a top inflammation-fighter. In multiple animals studies, cinnamon proven to slow cancer growth and even kill tumor cells. Human studies will hopefully confirm the same incredible properties and make cinnamon a delicious holistic ally in the prevention and healing of cancer and major inflammation.
As we can see, there is nothing but good side effects in consuming cinnamon on a regular basis. It can be used in baking, sprinkled on your muesli, as an ingredient of your shakes and cakes like we very often do at EATbyalex, and even on the top of your Latte. It does not have to be just a Winter or Christmas spice, cinnamon is a year long passion. Check out our recipes to get inspired on where and how you can add cinnamon to your meals.
An essential oil in cinnamon called cinnamaldehyde can target your fat cells and make them burn more energy.
ANTI FUNGAL AND ANTIBACTERIAL
Time for a “cinnamon face mask”: Ceylon cinnamon can fight the types of bacteria known to cause acne. Moreover, cinnamon can boost collagen production, which might help the skin look younger.
LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
Several studies suggest that eating cinnamon on a regularly basis can reduce blood pressure.
LDL (“bad”) cholesterol is lowered and HDL (“good”) cholesterol rises with regular daily consumption of cinnamon. More studies are necessary to assess the extent of effectiveness of this holistic type of cure though.