The Benefits of Consuming Cinnamon!

Did you know that cinnamon was once a spice of great value, imported by the Egyptians 4000 years ago and considered a fit offering for Kings and Gods.

Like many spices, cinnamon has been touted as a remedy for several diseases and a recent meta-analysis of 10 randomised controlled trials concluded that cinnamon consumption is associated with:

  • A significant decrease in:
    • Fasting plasma glucose
    • Total cholesterol
    • low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol
    • triglycerides
  • An increase in h
  • igh density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol
  • No significant difference in glycated haemoglobin.

Reference

Annals of Family Medicine 2013;11:452-9, doi:10.1370/afm.1517

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