How Cinnamon Benefits Health

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Who doesn’t love a sprinkling of cinnamon on a warm apple or atop a chai latte?  It’s just one of those spices that tastes fantastic.  But taste is not the only reason to love cinnamon.  Here are 10 cinnamon health benefits:

  • It reduces LDL cholesterol levels.  LDL is also known as the harmful cholesterol.  Reducing it may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • It has natural anti-infectious compounds.  In studies, cinnamon has been effective against ulcer-causing H. pylori bacteria and other pathogens.
  • It reduces pain linked to arthritis.  In studies, cinnamon has been shown to reduce cytokines linked to arthritic pain.
  • Research done at the University of Texas shows that cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells, holding promise for cancer prevention and sufferers of the disease.
  • Cinnamon is a natural food preservative.
  • Cinnamon contains fiber, calcium, iron, and manganese.
  • Cinnamon been proven effective for menstrual pain.
  • Cinnamon has been shown to aid with infertility.  Cinnamon contains a natural chemical called cinnamaldehyde, which studies show increases the hormone progesterone and decreases testosterone production in women, helping to balance hormones.
  • Cinnamon is an antiviral antifungal, and antibacterial machine, so it does more than just boost the immune system — it actually fights the pathogens that cause illness.



    • Hi Kristi,
      Thank you for your question! Cinnamon comes in either powder or stick form- and either is great to use. Cinnamon powder stays fresh for about 6 months and cinnamon sticks about a year. Using either of these forms will offer you all the great benefits listed in the article… so sprinkle away! 🙂

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