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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Cinnamon | Care2 Healthy Living

10 Surprising Health Benefits of Cinnamon | Care2 Healthy Living

Who doesn’t love a sprinkling of cinnamon on fresh apple pie or atop a chai latte? It’s just one of those spices that tastes fantastic. But taste is not the only reason to love cinnamon. Here are 10 health reasons (plus an extra reason) to love this super spice: 1. Numerous studies show that cinnamon regulates blood sugar , making it a great choice for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike. That’s also great news for anyone who wants stable energy levels and moods. 2. It reduces LDL cholesterol levels . LDL is also known as the harmful cholesterol. Reducing it may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. 3. It has natural anti-infectious compounds. In studies, cinnamon has been effective against ulcer-causing H. pylori bacteria and other pathogens. 4. It reduces pain linked to arthritis . Cinnamon has been shown in studies at the Department of Internal Medicine, Kangnam...

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