Health benefits of cinnamon

Posted on Sun April 28, 2013 in Vaalnest Spa & Health.

Although we indulge in a finger licking menu at Vaalnest Boutique Hotel at Vaal Marina, Vaal Dam, we are aware of the health consciousness of our target market.
After reading a recent studies about the health benefits of cinnamon I felt like having a pancake sprinkled with lots of cinnamon .. or maybe a slice of milk tart?
Numerous studies show that cinnamon regulates blood sugar, making it a great choice for diabetics and hypoglycaemic alike. That’s also great news for anyone who wants stable energy levels and moods.
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. Cinnamon has been shown in studies at the Department of Internal Medicine, Kangnam Korean Hospital, to reduce cytokines linked to arthritic pain.
Research at the University of Texas, published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, shows that cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells, holding promise for cancer prevention and sufferers of the disease.
It is a natural food preservative.
It contains fiber, calcium, iron, and manganese—albeit small amounts to the typical dose of ground cinnamon.
It’s been proven effective for menstrual pain and 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.