Do you suffer with sugar cravings? Try adding cinnamon to your breakfast oats, yoghurt or pancakes. Research has shown that cinnamon can help reduce sugar cravings by controlling blood glucose levels, which in turn helps to minimise insulin spikes.
Cinnamon is high in antioxidants- antioxidants help to protect the body from disease. The ones in cinnamon have been found to have anti-inflammatory effects.
Cinnamon is known to have prebiotic properties that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria, which if included regularly in your diet will help to improve gut health.
In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, cinnamon bark oil is used for treating digestive imbalances and it is believed that the warmth of cinnamon increases blood flow and improves blood oxygen levels to help fight off illness.
All in all a pretty cool spice don’t you think?