Half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day can do wonders for your health and keeps the brain in shape.
Cinnamon is one of the most antioxidant-containing ingredients, helping to stabilize blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, regulate nervous system function, and boost immunity.
Various studies have shown that this spice is very effective in fighting mycotic or fungal infections. Cinnamon stimulates insulin receptors, making blood glucose lower. Thus, the tension on the pancreas decreases, metabolism improves and inflammation decreases.
Three main oils called cinnamaldehydes, acetate and cinnamyl alcohol, exist in the cinnamon. Cinnamaldehyde blocks the release of inflammatory agents in cell membranes. The flavor of cinnamon stimulates brain areas that improve memory and attention
Cinnamon antioxidants help fight Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes and Parkinson’s, according to studies made by American researchers.
Specialists also took into consideration a 2011 study that showed how cinnamon prevents Alzheimer’s, helping restore cognitive functions and correct movement problems, as tests performed on guinea pigs showed.