The Cinnamon is a powerful spice that has been prized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Ceylon Cinnamon can help you regulate your blood sugar and reduce insulin resistance, along with helping guard against irritable bowel syndrome and stomach flu, while increasing memory and response times.(1) Ceylon cinnamon is a rarer kind of cinnamon than what you usually find in generic grocery stores. That cinnamon is called Cassia, and it isn’t actually made from the real cinnamon plant. Although the Ceylon cinnamon is more expensive It’s worth upgrading to Ceylon, especially since a lot of people have a small reaction to Cassia plant.
Cinnamon is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation in the body can become a problem for yogi's especially when it is chronic. Cinnamon may be useful in this regard, because studies show that the antioxidants in cinnamon have potent anti-inflammatory activity (2).
Cinnamon is well known for its blood sugar lowering effects. Apart from the beneficial effects on insulin resistance, cinnamon can work with your yoga practice (3) to lower blood sugar by several mechanisms. First, cinnamon has been shown to decrease the amount of glucose that enters the bloodstream after a meal. It does this by interfering with numerous digestive enzymes, which slows the breakdown of carbohydrates in the digestive tract (4, 5). Second, a compound in cinnamon can act on cells by mimicking insulin (6, 7). This greatly improves glucose uptake by cells, although it acts much slower than insulin itself.
Cinnamon also acts like a super hero by helping your body fight bacterial and fungal Infections. Cinnamaldehyde, the main active component of cinnamon, helps fight various kinds of infections. Cinnamon oil has been shown to effectively treat respiratory tract infections caused by fungi. It can also inhibit the growth of certain bacteria, including Listeria and Salmonella (8, 9). The antimicrobial effects of cinnamon may also help prevent tooth decay and reduce bad breath (10, 11).
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