15 Reasons Why You Should be Adding More of This Spice to Everything!

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4.  Super Antioxidant Power

Free radicals are a by-product made by our bodies naturally, much the same way that exhaust is a by-product from cars. Free radicals cause oxidative damage on a cellular level, which ages the body more quickly. Antioxidants protect the body from free radicals and the damage they cause.  Cinnamon happens to be loaded with some very powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols. In fact, the antioxidant capacity of cinnamon was compared in one study to the antioxidant power of 26 other spices, such as garlic and oregano. This study concluded that cinnamon was the winner, far outranking the other spices in this study. Cinnamon is so powerful that in olden days it was often used as a natural food preservation method. Cinnamon can keep you from looking older than you are and who doesn’t want that?

 

5.  Powerful Antibacterial Agent

Cinnamon acts as an antibacterial agent in the body, which means it can help clear up numerous problems, such as an upset stomach, acne, and candida. You might see cinnamon listed in the ingredient list of many acne products and even in stomach soothing teas. You will need to consume about 1 tablespoon each day to get all the antibacterial benefits and maintain a healthy body overall.

 

6.  Super Anti-Inflammatory Compounds

Inflammation is natural and actually serves a vital function, fighting infection and repairing damaged tissue. However, when inflammation becomes chronic, it can be a terrible thing for the body, causing more damage than it heals and initiating disease. The antioxidants in cinnamon have powerful anti-inflammatory capabilities that can ease chronic inflammation, which can allow the body to heal itself and stop diseases before they start.

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