Benefits of Cinnamon
You’ve probably sprinkled this aromatic spice on your oatmeal or into your hot cocoa. But were you aware that cinnamon bark extract actually offers several exciting benefits for your health?
Once so highly regarded that it was used as currency, the name “cinnamon” actually refers to products made from two different but closely related species - Ceylon cinnamon and Cassia cinnamon. Although it can be difficult to tell the difference between the two types of cinnamon in ground form, the more commonly used Cassia is said to have a stronger flavor.
For centuries, cinnamon has been utilized in traditional Chinese medicine for the health-promoting properties it possesses, including antioxidant protection, support for healthy blood sugar levels already in the normal range and maintenance of healthy bacteria within the human digestive tract.*
Not sure how to best use cinnamon? It’s available in several forms, including ground powder, sticks and supplements.
•Cinnamon sticks: Add one to your favorite hot beverage, or tie together with other dried herbs to make your own potpourri.
•Ground cinnamon: Add a pinch of cinnamon to a savory stew or decadent dessert dish.
•Cinnamon supplements: Look for a standardized product with a highly concentrated extract ratio.