The positive effects of Cinnamon on humans has proven inconclusive, but
may be linked to:
- Regulate Blood Sugar
- Benefit Insulin and Type II Diabetes
- Reduce Blood Pressure
- Regulate Immune Response to Inflammation
- Increase Food Satisfaction
- Prevent Alzheimer’s
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in eight Americans over the age of 65 suffers from the disease. Now Tel Aviv University has discovered that an everyday spice in your kitchen cupboard could hold the key to Alzheimer’s prevention. An extract found in cinnamon bark, called CEppt, contains properties that can inhibit the development of the disease, according to Prof. Michael Ovadia of the Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University. AlzheimersReadingRoom.com
There are many types of cinnamon. Cinnamomum verum (Ceylon cinnamon) is the type used most commonly in the Western world. Cinnamomum aromaticum (Cassia cinnamon or Chinese cinnamon) is also commonly used. In many cases, the cinnamon spice purchased in food stores contains a combination of these different types of cinnamon. So far, only cassia cinnamon has been shown to have any effect on blood sugar in humans. However, Cinnamomum verum also contains the ingredient thought to be responsible for lowering blood sugar.
While there are no known major side effects of cinnamon, it’s important to consult with your doctor prior to reducing or changing any prescribed medications.