Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known and has long been used in traditional medicine. But the health benefits of cinnamon aren’t a myth; modern science has confirmed cinnamon is good for you.
Although we’re still learning about the cinnamon’s powerful impact on our health we do know that it is particularly beneficial to people with type II diabetes due to its positive effect on blood glucose levels. Cinnamon also helps lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels, and it is recognized as antibacterial and antifungal too.
Ceylon cinnamon is sweeter, with a more complex citrusy flavor. It is often called true cinnamon because it actually comes from the bark of the cinnamon tree. Although Ceylon cinnamon is a more mild cinnamon, this organic Ceylon cinnamon come from the mature bark of the tree so it is higher in oil giving it a stronger, more cinamonny flavor than a typical Ceylon cinnamon.
Try incorporating cinnamon as much as possible into your daily meals and snacks. It’s easy to add to cereals, toast and baked goods, but also try it on your yogurt, in smoothies, salad dressings and even marinades and soups. It goes really well in Middle Eastern and Indian foods and it adds depth to the taste of beans too. And don’t forget to smell your cinnamon before you use it. It may give your brain a nice cognitive boost.