Monday, October 24, 2011

Cinnamon Health Benefits

Cinnamon is an excellent source of antioxidant, manganese, calcium and iron. It is often used with honey to provide further health benefits. The antioxidant in Cinnamon has been shown to reduce the levels of cholesterol in the body. Cinnamon may enhance virtual recognition memory and visual-motor speed. A cinnamon paste even can be used to reduce irritation from insect bites.

Cinnamon also increases insulin sensitivity. A study results published in Hormone Metabolism Research showed that cinnamon can prevent insulin resistance even in animals that consume diets high in fructose. Insulin resistance is a problem for people with type 2 diabetes. It is also a problem for women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS reduces fertility and cinnamon has been shown to improve fertility in both men and women.

Cinnamon does not have to be ingested in order to get its benefits. In fact, research shows that inhaling cinnamon improves brain function.

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