Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Ever wonder what the health benefits of cinnamon are? What can a little spice like cinnamon do for one’s life…a lot!

Cinnamon has been the long standing classic, for being popular in all different kinds of recipes for baking and cooking. When in doubt...just add a little cinnamon.

Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Helps to Regulate Blood Sugar – cinnamon helps promote healthy blood sugar levels by helping to stabilize energy and mood levels.  

Brain Health – cinnamon contains properties that can help to prevent swelling, this is important especially when dealing with the brain. Cinnamon is also known to benefit the memory side of the brain as well.

High Mineral Content – yes, cinnamon is packed with minerals. It contains: calcium, iron, fiber and manganese. Check out what these minerals are responsible for below:

  • Calcium – provides strength and structure to the bones and teeth, a very important role.
  • Iron – is an essential part of good health, it helps to transport oxygen to various parts of the body, thus promoting good cell growth.
  • Fiber – aids the body in proper digestion and helps it to eliminate harmful toxins by carrying them out of the system.
  • Manganese – this mineral is important in the formulation of bones, calcium absorption and connective tissues. You do not want to overdose on this mineral.

Cinnamon Smoothie Recipes

Oh yes! What better way to incorporate more cinnamon into your diet than through a smoothie?

This spice goes a long way with just the right amount of kick to it! Apples and cinnamon or bananas and cinnamon…you name it, we’ve got it!

Check out our smoothie recipes below!

Cinnamon Smoothie Recipes

Cinnamon Caution

Like with anything…moderation is the key! Adding cinnamon as a spice to recipes and (of course) smoothie recipes is perfectly fine;  however, too much cinnamon can result in the lowering of blood sugar levels, which you want to stay at a healthy level.

Be sure to consult your doctor with any questions or concerns you may have!

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