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How to Choose the Right Cinnamon for Your Health

Cinnamon is good for you. How good? Well, it depends on the type you buy.

There are two forms of cinnamon available. “Cassia” cinnamon is the commercial type sold in most grocery stores. Nothing wrong with that type and is used often. However, the superior form of cinnamon is called “Ceylon.” Available at specialty or spice shops, its taste is truer and properties healthier. Dr. Suzy Cohen, is a big fan of the spice, known since Biblical times for its medicinal properties.

Cinnamon’s benefits have been studied for ages as well. Consider the following:

  • Cinnamon supports diabetes by decreasing blood sugar.
  • It also supports healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  • Cinnamon contains a compound that improves insulin use in the body.
  • Cinnamon contains quercetin, rutin, and catechin — antioxidants that support allergies, cholesterol, insulin use, and immunity.
  • Cinnamon can target Staph aureus, Salmonella, E. coli, and more.
  • Cinnamon helps protect the brain. It reduces swelling and guards against oxygen deprivation.

Cinnamon helps guard the brain’s mitochondria after experiencing a stroke. It naturally boosts amounts of BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor). It lowers the brain’s tau proteins and beta amyloid plaques, which are commonly found in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Upon further research, we may even come to learn that there are certain benefits from cinnamon consumption for those who have experienced traumatic brain injuries (TBI), Parkinson’s disease, or post-concussion syndrome.  Even though we’re not quite sure yet, the possibility combined with a host of other benefits, would seem to indicate that cinnamon is a simple, affordable alternative to pharmaceuticals, without the side effects to worry about. And it tastes good too.

With all those benefits, it behooves you to sprinkle some in your tea or coffee daily. Because cinnamon is a natural anti-inflammatory agent, people with mold-related issues, autoimmune disease, Lyme disease, even cancer could see improvement.

Read the full article here: How to Choose the Right Cinnamon for Your Health