It’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?