If you think that a freshly-baked cinnamon roll tastes heavenly, your impression of this age-old spice will climb up one more notch once you learn about its health benefits. Cinnamon is one of the few sweet-smelling spices which actually helps lower your blood sugar. This is especially helpful for diabetic patients in maintaining their blood sugar level, which in turn lowers their bad cholesterol.
Cinnamon assists in lowering the risks of heart disease. It can also put a stop to yeast infections, prevents blood clotting, decreases leukemia proliferation and helps in reducing lymphoma cancer cells. Cinnamon is rich in iron, calcium, manganese and fiber. Aside from taking cinnamon with your favorite drinks or food, literally ‘smelling’ the spice can boost memory and improve cognitive function. To enjoy all of these health benefits and more, you just need to buy the cinnamon powder sold in grocery stores and make it a habit to regularly sprinkle about ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon a day to your oatmeal, cereal, coffee, hot chocolate, as well as your other favorite drinks.