Tuesday, March 12, 2013

11 Health Benefits of Cinnamon

I've been debating wether or not to start a series of post on health and fitness. Each week posting something different that fits into this category. I do a lot of reading on health and fitness online and I find a lot of great articles that I would love to share here, such as this one today. Do you think this would be something you would be interested in seeing here?

11 Benefits of Cinnamon
   Article from: Organic Authority
   Written by Andrea Manitsas 

Once upon a time, cinnamon was more valuable than gold. And while these days I'm betting most of us would rather get our hands on 24 karats over 24 ounces - a bar over a stick - this bark-cum-spice has just as much bite as it does bark. The potential health benefits attributable to cinnamon could be stated as nothing short of astonishing.
It's possible we're just brushing the surface here, for Chinese medicine and Ayurveda have long revered cinnamon as a superpower used to treat things such as colds, indigestion and cramps and also believed to improve energy, vitality and circulation. The following are ten health benefits associated with this beloved spice that studies have suggested:
  1. 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower your bad cholesterol (or LDL).
  2. Cinnamon may help treat Type 2 Diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels and increasing the amount of insulin production in the body.
  3. Cinnamon has antifungal properties, and it's been said that candida cannot live in a cinnamon environment. 
  4. Cinnamon can reduce the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
  5. Cinnamon has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
  6. Honey and Cinnamon combined has been found to relieve arthritis pain.
  7. When added to food, cinnamon inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.
  8. Just smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
  9. Cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
  10. Cinnamon has been found to be an effective natural remedy for eliminating headaches and migraine relief.
  11. Cinnamon can also help stablize blood sugar (which is great for weight loss). A couple of dashes in your morning tea or cereal is all it takes!
Now, this said, we are absolutely not advocating you start guzzling the cinnamon - as it has been found to be toxic in large doses. We are, however, wholeheartedly encouraging a little pinch (or stick) here and there in places you might otherwise have overlooked (in your tea or coffee, added to savory dishes, etc.) - if not for your overall health, for its undeniably enchanting aroma and flavor. And while we have all fell victim to the irresistible smells wafting through an otherwise bleak airport experience, this does not make Cinnabon a free for all. We're just saying...

So what do you think? Would you like to see a health and fitness series here?

On a side note: I'm always a little hesitant when I use other peoples articles. I always state that the information is written by someone else and give the site and links back to it. 
What so you think? Is it wrong or is it ok? 
Does it gain them a little more traffic or does it take away?
I would love to hear your thoughts on this you can leave me a comment or email me at mavymaydesigns@gmail.com.

Happy Tuesday!!

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Anonymous said...

I do posts like this from time to time too and follow bask MLA writing guidelines (English major, here :-)). I always site the source and leave a claim that these findings were for my own research and not to be taken as a directive into how to treat your health. I also like to gather multiple sources on one topic so that my discussion is well-rounded and to make sure that it isn't just one person's random claim. Love this post on cinnamon... I recently read an article about cinnamon and honey helping with upper respitory things.

Holly said...

My fiance has high cholesterol, and his doctor told him that cinnamon helps so he's been adding a little bit of cinnamon into his diet.

Sara Dixon said...

Love the cinnamon facts, thanks for sharing!

I'm always stoked to read new health tips and ideas. But it's your blog, dude! Write whatever you want, whenever you want! :)

Amy said...

Hello...I just found your adorable blog through the GFC blog hop and am now following along. :)

Jennifer Hughes said...

I'm visiting from Aloha Friday. Glad to connect. Please join me on my Friday Flash Blog on The Jenny Evolution (www.thejennyevolution.com) as well and share your favorite post of the week. Happy Friday :-)

hop, skip and jump said...

Wow, seriously? I had no idea!

www.carbohealth.com said...

Cinnamon a natural spice used for cooking and it also has numerous advantages in it. Cinnamon is a miraculous medicine to health. Cinnamon is actually obtained from bark of the tree. The bark of the tree is peeled off and dried under sun. Store cinnamon sticks in the air tight containers.

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