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    10 Health Benefits and side effects of Cinnamon+ weightloss+facts

    10 Health Benefits and side effects of Cinnamon+ weightloss+facts

    Cinnamon has long been a popular spice in baking and cooking. Research has found that it is not only delicious but it's healthy, too. Just make sure that you're buying true cinnamon and not cassia, which is often sold as cinnamon in stores.
    Here are 10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon that may make you want to include it in your diet every day.

    Lower Cholesterol
    Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.

    Blood Sugar Regulation
    Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes.

    Yeast Infection Help
    In some studies, cinnamon has shown an amazing ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.

    Cancer Prevention
    In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.

    Anti-Clotting
    It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.

    Arthritis Relief
    In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.

    Anti-Bacterial
    When added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.

    Brain Health
    One study found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.

    E. Coli Fighter
    Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.

    High in Nutrients
    It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.

    If you're ready to start taking cinnamon as a natural remedy, check out the 4 Best Cinnamon Powders to see what the best true cinnamon, or Ceylon cinnamon, is according to user reviews. Also see Side Effects of Cinnamon for possible side effects and contraindications.

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    Side effects of cinnamon

    You may know about the benefits of cinnamon, but what about its side effects? Here are some of the side effects of cinnamon that you need to be aware of.

    Note on Identification
    "Cassia" is an herb which looks and tastes like cinnamon and can be found on some store shelves labeled as cinnamon when actually it does not carry the health benefits of true "Ceylon cinnamon". The first step in using cinnamon safely is knowing what you are getting. Cassia contains higher amounts of coumarin than true cinnamon and coumarin is responsible for some of the side effects listed below.

    Skin Irritation

    The essential oil of cinnamon must never be applied directly to the skin. Small amounts of the diluted oil can be used for refreshment and to fight infection but the oil alone can quickly cause severe burning and irritation to exposed skin. Allergies are rare but sometimes manifest as sores.

    Stomach Irritation
    Those with any prior condition of the digestive system such as an ulcer or irritable bowel syndrome should be careful when eating cinnamon. Large amounts (more than 1/2 a teaspoon) may cause the lining of the stomach to become irritated.

    Increased Heart Rate
    Large amounts of cinnamon have been reported to increase heart rate which could be dangerous for those with a heart condition. Increased heart rate is also linked to cinnamon oil poisoning in children.

    Uterine Contractions
    Some traditional medicine practitioners will give a mother cinnamon in order to induce or normalize contractions. Therefore, pregnant women may want to avoid cinnamon.

    Blood Thinning Cinnamon may have anti-clotting properties and may cause over thinning of the blood if you are taking blood thinners. Large doses of cinnamon should also not be used before surgery, during heavy menstruation, or in any situation where a lot of bleeding may occur.

    Kidney and Liver Problems
    There is anecdotal evidence suggesting that people with kidney or liver problems or people who are taking drugs that are processed in the liver may want to avoid taking high doses of cinnamon due to its coumarin content. Coumarin levels are higher in cassia than in true cinnamon, but cinnamon does contain compounds that are known to be toxic to the kidneys at high doses.

    Blood Sugar
    People taking medication to regulate blood sugar should be careful when taking cinnamon, as it also has a powerful effect on blood sugar and the two in combination may lower blood sugar too much.

    Antibiotics
    Cinnamon is a powerful antibiotic, but check with your doctor before taking cinnamon if you are taking prescription antibiotics, because it may change the way prescription antibiotics act on the body.


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    4 Best powders of cinnamon

    If you want to try cinnamon as a natural remedy, check out our 4 Best Cinnamon Powders to make sure you buy the right cinnamon powder.

    Not all cinnamon powder is created equal. For starters, you want to make sure you're getting true cinnamon or Ceylon cinnamon and not cassia or Saigon cinnamon, which is often sold as cinnamon but is a bit different in terms of health benefits. Most importantly, cassia contains higher levels of coumarin which, in large doses, may have serious side effects such as blood thinning and kidney and liver problems. Many organic cinnamon powders are actually cassia or Chinese cinnamon.

    Here are the 4 best cinnamon powders according to reviews on Amazon. All four of these are Ceylon cinnamon and not cassia

    1. Indus Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Powder
    The best cinnamon powder according to reviewers is Indus Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Powder. It is lab tested for quality, 100% USDA certified organic, and has no additives. It comes in a convenient 1 lb jar for easy scooping. If you're looking for realCeylon cinnamon sticks, they also sell Organic Real Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks
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    Reviews say: "most delicious cinnamon," "sweet aroma," "taste is excellent," "a great deal," "highly recommend," "we love it," "great texture," "product is superior," "recommend this product," "good company," "brand is awesome," and "high quality."

    2. Frontier Herb Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Powder
    The second best cinnamon powder according to reviews is Frontier Herb Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Powder. You can also buy Frontier Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks
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    Reviews say: "this cinnamon is amazing," "tastes good," "best quality cinnamon," "aromatic," "highly recommend," "I'm hooked," "wonderful quality," "I love it," and "fresh."

    3. Tsp Spices Ground Organic True Cinnamon From Ceylon
    Third on our list is Tsp Spices Ground Organic True Cinnamon From Ceylon

    This one is great if you want to take cinnamon while traveling or going out to dinner or on errands because it's a tin filled with 12 one teaspoon packets of true Ceylon cinnamon. If you're taking cinnamon for health reasons, this makes it easy to take your cinnamon with you wherever you go. This makes a great gift, too.
    Reviews say: take it "anywhere on the go," "convenient," "fresh flavor," and "easy packaging."

    4. Whole Spice Ceylon Cinnamon Powder
    Fourth on the list is Whole Spice Ceylon Cinnamon Powder.
    Reviews say: "thrilled with the taste," "wonderful aroma," "great flavor," "a true cinnamon," and "lowered my blood sugar."

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    Re: 10 Health Benefits and side effects of Cinnamon+ weightloss+facts

    cinnamon allergy

    There's a great discussion about cinnamon allergy on Metafilter.
    I also found some useful information about cinnamon allergy on one site:
    Cinnamon oil has been known as a contact allergen since the 19th century, when sucking on Cinnamon-soaked toothpicks was found to cause contact dermatitis ... The most common reactions described are those of allergic contact dermatitis or irritant contact dermatitis ... Although immediate hypersensitivity reactions are possible, many reported allergic contact dermatitis cases occur as a result of delayed type IV reactions. (Phadia)

    Because many products contain cassia and not true cinnamon, it may be difficult to figure out which one you are allergic to. Most "cinnamon" on grocery store shelves is actually cassia. If you have an unidentified allergy that occurs when you eat foods that contain generic "spices" or cinnamon, you might want to investigate the possibility of a cinnamon allergy.

    If you know that it's cassia that you're allergic to, check out our list of the best true Ceylon cinnamon powders to make sure you're getting the right kind: 4 Best Cinnamon Powders

    Cinnamon is a great tasting spice that has many health benefits, including weight loss. Here's how it works and tips on using cinnamon for weight loss.


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    Why Cinnamon Helps You Lose Weight

    Cinnamon can help with weight loss for several reasons:
    • Cinnamon Decreases Blood Sugar: When your blood sugar is constantly spiking from the foods that you are eating, you will be more likely to gain weight or have a hard time losing extra weight that is already present. Keeping your blood sugar levels in check is an essential element of weight loss.

    • Cinnamon Manages Insulin Levels: Along with maintaining blood sugar levels, cinnamon also helps to keep insulin levels in check. The insulin levels go hand-in-hand with your blood sugar levels, and maintaining lower insulin levels is an important element of overall health and weight loss.

    Cinnamon Creates a Chemical Reaction: When cinnamon is consumed, the body actually reacts chemically to digest the cinnamon. This reaction actually speeds up the metabolism in order to offset the extra heat that is occurring as a result of the cinnamon. When the metabolism speeds up, you are burning more calories and you will lose weight more quickly.

    How To Use Cinnamon for Weight Loss
    With a little bit of creativity, there are many ways that cinnamon can be added to your regular meals. Sprinkle cinnamon on your cereal for breakfast in the morning, sprinkle some on a pear, apple, or other fruit for an afternoon snack, sprinkle it on yogurt, or add some to your coffee or tea.

    It doesn't matter how you consume the cinnamon as long as you eat it on a regular basis. Keep a container of cinnamon readily available so that you can add it to your meals every day.


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    18 interesting facts and trivia

    You may already know that cinnamon is good for you, but did you know there is a mythological creature called the Cinnamon Bird? Here are 18 interesting facts and trivia about this extraordinary spice.


    1. Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) is a tree belonging to the Lauraceae family. The bark of the tree is what is used as a spice.
    2. True cinnamon, or Ceylon cinnamon is native to Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon).
    3. Cassia, a related spice, is sometimes sold as cinnamon but it is not "true cinnamon." Cassia is sometimes called "Indonesian cinnamon" or "Chinese cinnamon." In fact, most powdered cinnamon sold in the United States is actually cassia. It is harder to find true Ceylon cinnamon.
    4. Cinnamon gets is scent and flavor from a chemical compound called cinnamaldehyde.
    5. The word cinnamon comes from the Greek kinnamomon.
    6. Cinnamon is mentioned in Chinese writings as far back as 2800 BC.
    7. In the book of Exodus, God instructs Moses to make a holy anointing oil out of cinnamon, cassia, olive oil, myrrh, and hemp. (Exodus 30: 22-33).
    8. There was an ancient belief in something called the Cinnamon Bird that supposedly lived in Arabia and used cinnamon to build its nests. Herodotus wrote that these birds flew to an unknown land to collect the cinnamon and took it back with them to Arabia. The Arabians got the cinnamon from the birds by tempting them with large chunks of raw meat. The birds took the heavy pieces of meat back to their nests, which caused the nests to fall and the cinnamon to rain down and be collected by the people.
    9. Pliny the Elder wrote that the Cinnamon Bird did not exist and was a tale invented to raise the price of cinnamon.
    10. Pliny also wrote that 350 grams of cinnamon were equal in value to five kilograms of silver.
    11. In Ancient Egypt, cinnamon was used in the embalming process.
    12. The Egyptians also used cinnamon medicinally and as a flavoring in food and beverages.
    13. Cinnamon was used on funeral pyres in Ancient Rome. In 65 AD, Nero burned a year's supply of cinnamon at his second wife Poppaea Sabina's funeral in order to show the depth of his grief.
    14. In the Middle Ages, cinnamon was only affordable by the wealthy elite of society. A person's social rank could be determined by the number of spices they could afford.
    15. From the 16th to the 19th centuries, there were power struggles among European nations over who would control Ceylon and the very lucrative cinnamon industry. In 1833, other countries began growing cinnamon and the need to control Ceylon diminished.
    16. Hypocras is a famous centuries-old spiced wine that is spiced with cinnamon. It is named after Greek physician Hippocrates, who was believed to have invented it in the 5th century BC, though the exact origin is unclear. Hypocras is generally not produced commercially anymore, though it is still produced in small amounts in some regions of France.
    17. Cinnamon has many health benefits. It has shown promise in the treatment of diabetes, arthritis, high cholesterol, memory function, and even leukemia and lymphoma.
    18. Two teaspoons of cinnamon has about 12 calories.



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    oh. cinnamon la ivlo side effect irukka.


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