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Description

Cinnamon is a spice well known for its particular smell and taste. It has extensive benefits for your diet. It is high in vitamins A, C, and E. It is also high in manganese, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron.

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Possible Benefits

  • Improves digestion 
  • Protects the circulatory system 
  • Antioxidant 
  • Regulates blood pressure 
  • Helps to lose weight
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Required Equipment

Cinnamon powder or bark.

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How to Do It

To consume the cinnamon you can prepare an infusion, using powder or bark. You can also use it in different preparations, such as desserts or bread.

You can also add the spice to your foods such as oatmeal.

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Why it works

  • Eating cinnamon can help lower cholesterol levels that are bad for the body. 
  • Its high fiber content helps regulate intestinal health and improves the digestive process. 
  • Magnesium is essential for almost all metabolic processes in the body, so eating cinnamon helps meet this requirement. 
  • Vitamin E includes a group of elements called tocopherols and tocotrienols, which help lower cholesterol and prevent diabetes.
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Time Commitment

2-5 minutes

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Suggested Frequency

3-4 times per week

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Time of Day

Any

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Possible Side Effects

When consumption is excessive: stomach pain, drowsiness, kidney problems may occur.

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Notes

  • Cinnamon has a very high manganese content, so it should be consumed in moderation so as not to create metabolic problems.
  • The use of cinnamon essential oil has been proven to fight acne and other skin problems.
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Supporting Studies and Articles

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  1. Cinnamon: potential role in the prevention of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20513336
  2. Cinnamon intake lowers fasting blood glucose: meta-analysis. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21480806
  3. Cinnamon and health. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20924865
  4. Beneficial Effects of Cinnamon on the Metabolic Syndrome, Inflammation, and Pain, and Mechanisms Underlying These Effects – A Review. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3943007/
  5. Cinnamon: A Multifaceted Medicinal Plant. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4003790/
  6. The Effect of Different Amounts of Cinnamon Consumption on Blood Glucose in Healthy Adult Individuals. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6425402/
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 Health  Digestion
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