Cinnamon: not just for your muffin top

CinnamonIt’s great on a Chelsea bun, on your cappuccino, and even in your mashed butternut. But did you know that cinnamon is far more than just a great flavouring agent? In fact, it’s been used as a medicine for centuries. And science backs it up.

According to Joe Leech, Master of Science graduate and health professional, adding cinnamon to your diet boosts your health by:

  • Protecting the body with its high antioxidant levels
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Reducing bad cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure
  • Dramatically reducing insulin resistance
  • Fighting diabetes
  • Improving the effects of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
  • Protecting against cancer
  • Reducing infection and fighting tooth decay and bad breath thanks to antifungal and antibacterial properties
  • Fighting HIV-1; the main type of HIV virus in humans

There’s no doubt cinnamon is a powerhouse of goodness. And, at the end of winter, what better way to consume it than in this German Glühwein? Red wine has anti-aging properties, didn’t you know?

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