CINNAMON HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Posted in SPICES FOOD HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Health Benefits:

Blood Sugar Control:

Several studies have found that Cinnamon has properties that help those with insulin resistance. It is therefore very popular with Type 2 diabetics who take it to control their blood sugar variations. 

Candida Yeast Infections:

Cinnamon has shown an amazing ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections. This applies to Escherichia coli bacteria and Candida albicans fungus. This study discovered that Cinnamon Oil was one of three leading essential oils effective against Candida. A second study found that Cinnamon Oil was effective against three strains of Candida, Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, and Candida krusei.

Stomach Bug:

Flu - By far and away the best remedy for a horrible stomach bug is Cinnamon. It make sense because Cinnamon is a powerful anti-bacterial.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS):

As a digestive cinnamon dramatically reduces the uncomfortable feelings associated with IBS especially the bloating. It does this by killing bacteria and healing infections in the GI tract and enabling the gastric juices to work normally.

Cancer Preventer:

Research shows that Cinnamon oil is a promising solution in the treatment of Tumors, Gastric Cancers and Melanomas

Arthritis/Osteoporosis:

        The widely cited Copenhagen university study is a hoax. Most of the evidence that Cinnamon helps arthritis is from personal testimonials. Some people claim drinking Cinnamon tea helps the pain from arthritis while others claim a Cinnamon Oil based massage oil helps ease the pain.

Anti-Bacterial/Anti Microbial:

Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf Oil is a powerful anti-bacterial and makes a great natural disinfectant. Cinnamon oil had the best anti microbial activity among three oils against Escherichia coli , Staphylococcus aureus , Aspergillus oryzae , and Penicillium digitatum according to this abstract..

Anti-oxidant:

        With an ORAC value of 267536 μmol TE/100g (USDA 2007) cinnamon is one of the top seven anti-oxidants in the world. The suggestion is that Anti-oxidants reduce the formation of " Free Radicals " that cause cancer.

Weight Reducer:

        Cinnamon apparently has the effect of thinning your blood thereby increasing blood circulation. Increased blood flow generally boosts your metabolism which is why it may be helpful in weight loss.

Massage Therapy:

Cinnamon is a well known warming agent. Combined with a carrier oil it is highly effective in relaxing and relieving muscle pain. Some put a few drops in their bath to relax and to sooth tired and aching muscles.

Anti-Fungal:

Got a bad case of athletes foot? Perhaps a toe nail fungus? Cinnamon's powerful anti fungal properties are the perfect natural alternative to killing the athletes foot fungus.

Lowering LDL cholesterol & triglycerides:

According to a Mayo clinic article the only possible way Cinnamon could lower cholesterol is indirectly via how the body processes sugar and fat. But there is no direct effect on cholesterol.

E-coli Fighter/Salmonella:

 One of the most effective E-coli fighters because of its anti microbial properties.

Tooth Decay and Gum Disease:

Again the anti-bacterial properties of Cinnamon play a crucial role in getting rid of harmful bacteria without damaging your teeth or gums. It’s one of the reasons that Cinnamon Oil is often used in chewing gums, mouthwashes, toothpaste and breath mints.

Cold, Sore Throat and Cough:

At the first sign (within 5-10 minutes) of sniffles or an itch in your throat take some Cinnamon Tea or Cinnamon stick Tea. It is said to stop an impending illness in its tracks. Again this is related to the anti bacterial properties and warming properties of Cinnamon and its propensity to increase blood flow and thereby improve blood oxygen levels to fight illness. Chinese traditional medicine commonly recommends Cinnamon for phlegm coughs.

Alzheimer’s Disease:

This article cites an Israeli study done at the University of Tel Aviv that found sufficient evidence to conclude that Cinnamon can delay the effects of five aggressive strains of Alzheimer's inducing genes. Another study also finds that orally administered Cinnamon extract has had good success in correcting Cognitive Impairment in Alzheimer's Disease in Animal Models.

potent virus fighter:

An Indian study based out of Pune India claimed that a Cinnamon derived procyanidin polymer can turn HIV infected people into HIV controllers (those who carry the Virus but do not develop full blown AIDS).

Minerals:

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

PERCENTAGE OF RDA

Energy

247 Kcal

12%

Carbohydrates

50.59 g

39%

Protein

3.99 g

7%

Total Fat

1.24 g

4.5%

Cholesterol

0 mg

0%

Dietary Fiber

53.1 g

133%

VITAMINS

Folates

6 µg

1.5%

Niacin

1.332 mg

8%

Pantothenic acid

0.358 mg

7%

Pyridoxine

0.158 mg

12%

Riboflavin

0.041 mg

3%

Thiamin

0.022 mg

2%

Vitamin A

295 IU

10%

Vitamin C

3.8 mg

6%

Vitamin E

10.44 mg

70%

Vitamin K

31.2 µg

26%

ELECTROLYTES

Sodium

10 mg

<1%

Potassium

431 mg

9%

MINERALS

Calcium

1002 mg

100%

Copper

0.339 mg

38%

Iron

8.32 mg

104%

Magnesium

60 mg

15%

Manganese

17.466 mg

759%

Phosphorus

64 mg

9%

Zinc

1.83 mg

17%

PHYTO-NUTRIENTS

Carotene-ß

112 µg

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Crypto-xanthin-ß

129 µ

 

Lutein-zeaxanthin

222 µg

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Lycopene

15 µg

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