Cinnamon comes from the cinnamon tree (Cinnamomum verum), a plant native to Sri Lanka, this brown spice is part of its bark. The exquisite aroma and flavor of cinnamon is very versatile in the kitchen, it is ideal to give a unique touch to drinks and desserts. But its benefits do not stop there, many of its properties are beneficial for your health.
Here are some benefits of cinnamon:
Relieves PMS Premenstrual Syndrome Its generous amount of manganese can help reduce abdominal pain and other symptoms of PMS. The suggested amount to alleviate or prevent these discomforts is 5.6 mg of this mineral, without exceeding 11 mg (about 12 rods). In addition, its content of cinnamaldehyde has a hormonal regulating effect in women.
Lowers LDL bad cholesterol This spice can act by lowering triglycerides and LDL cholesterol in the blood, helping to prevent cardiovascular diseases such as arteriosclerosis. In this sense it can also act indirectly, during the metabolism of fats and sugars.
Regulates blood sugar. It has properties that help regulate blood glucose, being especially beneficial for those suffering from type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.
Fight cancer Cinnamon oil has been shown to be effective in literally starving cancer cells. This thanks to its balancing action of blood sugar, which limits the supply of sugar that the cancer cells feed on. Good results have been seen treating malignant leukemia cells, gastric cancer, colon cancer, lymphomas and melanomas.
Lose weight . Good alternative for those who suffer from diabetes and overweight. By increasing the ability of insulin to metabolize sugar, cinnamon can help you reduce the cravings for sweet things. So you will consume less harmful sugars and fewer calories.