Cinnamon is such a spice that is very delicious. It's the inner bark of trees known as Cinnamomum. It has been getting used as an ingredient throughout history.
Cinnamon used to be rare and valuable in ancient Egypt. But as time flies it became cheap and easy to get. Generally, the outer wooden part of The bark doesn’t get used but the inner part is known as Cinnamon. Ceylon and Cassia are two different types of cinnamon.
Cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde and it’s the main reason behind Cinnamon’s impact on health and metabolism. Also, the smell and flavor come from this compound.
Cinnamon’s impact on health:
- Cinnamon has some most powerful anti-oxidants such as Polyphenols. The anti-oxidants protect our health from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
- Although inflammation is highly important in our body when it's against our own body’s tissue certainly it's painful. The anti-oxidants of Cinnamon have anti-inflammatory properties and they help to reduce inflammation.
- Cinnamon may help your heart to stay healthy. LDL: the bad cholesterol gets reduced by the anti-oxidants of Cinnamon and the probability of heart disease gets low. It ends up adding purity to your heart.
- Nowadays a lot of people suffer from neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s diseases. The compounds of Cinnamon may help protect against this kind of disease.
- Insulin is the “X-factor” for metabolism and energy use. It also carries blood sugar to your cells. Cinnamon can reduce the percentage of insulin resistance so that the hormone can do its job easily.
- Cinnamon lowers excessive blood sugar levels and protects from diabetes.
- Cinnamaldehyde is the main component of Cinnamon that cures fungal infections and bacterial infections.