Cinnamon not only smells good. It aids digestion and also has the effect of soothing spasms. Cinnamon is in season from fall to December. Based on data from the American health and medical media ‘WebMD’, we looked into the efficacy of cinnamon, which has been widely used as a spice and medicinal treatment in the private sector since ancient times.
Promote metabolism, remove fat
Cinnamon promotes metabolism. In other words, the process of synthesizing and decomposing nutrients to generate energy and expelling unnecessary substances becomes active. Pay special attention if you want to lose weight. According to a research team at the University of Michigan, the cinnamaldehyde component in cinnamon stimulates heat production in fat cells and burns accumulated fat.
Make your skin smooth
Eating cinnamon makes your cheeks plump. This is because cinnamon promotes collagen production. Cinnamon also has the effect of controlling redness of the skin and soothing rashes. In particular, Ceylon cinnamon (cinnamon from Sri Lanka) is excellent at suppressing bacteria that cause acne.
Fights bacteria, reduces inflammation
Cinnamon fights against harmful bacteria such as salmonella, E. coli, and staphylococcus. Cinnamon also has the effect of reducing inflammation. According to one experiment, cinnamon was found to have the greatest anti-inflammatory effect among 115 types of foods. This is why cinnamon is said to be good for rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Reduce bad cholesterol and lower blood pressure
Studies have shown that eating a quarter of a teaspoon of cinnamon every day for 18 weeks reduces ‘bad’ cholesterol levels and increases ‘good’ cholesterol levels. Cinnamon also has a positive effect on blood pressure. Studies have shown that eating cinnamon every day for three months lowered systolic blood pressure by up to five points.
Prevent protein accumulation in the brain
Studies have shown that cinnamon helps stop the buildup of abnormal proteins in the brain that is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. There is also a possibility that cinnamon may contribute to improving brain function. Through a maze experiment, a research team including the American Rush University discovered that cinnamon improves the memory of rats.