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
- An increase in h
- igh density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol
- No significant difference in glycated haemoglobin.
Annals of Family Medicine 2013;11:452-9, doi:10.1370/afm.1517