Another Reason to Add Cinnamon to Your DietPosted: August 14, 2013
- Cancer Prevention. In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
- Anti-Clotting. It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
- Arthritis Relief. In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.
- Anti-Bacterial. When added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.
- High in Nutrients. It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.
- Kidney energy. The kidney energy is considered THE energy in the body. When strong, the entire system is strong. And vice versa. There are few substances that can match the kidney energy improving benefits of cinnamon.
Still not convinced?
Try this one on then. In a Recent study published by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers found that compounds in cinnamon reduced the aggregation of tau protein in the brains of men and women with Alzheimer’s.
Translation. . . . The tau protein is the one that is responsible for the assembly of small tubules inside a cell. It forms its structure. When it does not work properly, it clumps forming “tangled fibers.” Needless to say, nothing good follows.
This current study revealed that the cinnamon compounds inhibit this clumping effect by protecting the protein.
Doc’s Thoughts: I am not sure there is much to add here. I have recommended cinnamon for so many patients over the decades, particularly for diabetic ones as it has a tremendously positive effect on the stabilization of blood sugar. We can now add potential Alzheimer’s protection to the long (and ever growing) list of benefits.