Cinnamon: types, sources, and health benefits

Cinnamon is a spice that has a great characteristic flavor that is produced using the inward bark of trees logically known as Cinnamon. It has been used by Ancient Egyptians in food and medical mixtures. Nowadays, cinnamon is used in food, drinks, cosmetics, and medicine. In this article, you will know more information about its types, sources, and health benefits.

Cinnamon types:

There are two types :

1- Ceylon cinnamon: it is known as valid cinnamon.

2- Cassia cinnamon: it is known as cinnamon.


It is made by cutting the stems of cinnamon trees. The internal bark is then separated and the woody parts eliminated. At the point when it dries, it structures strips that twist into rolls, called cinnamon sticks. These sticks can be ground to form cinnamon powder. The unmistakable smell and kind of cinnamon are because of the sleek part, which is extremely high in the compound cinnamaldehyde.

Health benefits:

1- Apettite: It has a great effect on appetite because of it is odor, it gives food a great odor and adds characteristic flavor to food.

2- Cancer prevention: It is a poweful antioxidant that helps your body to get rid of free radicals, for example, polyphenols. In researches that looked for the cancer prevention agent they found that it is a good spice that help in cancer prevention.

3-Anti-Inflammatory Properties: It protects you from anti-inflammatory diseases.

4- Decrease Heart Disease incidence rate: it decreases the risk of heart diseases because it decreases bad cholesterol levels in the blood and regulates blood glucose levels in the blood.

5- Hormones regulation: It improves insulin sensitivity that has a good impact on your health, for more information about how to regulate body hormones naturally in these articles:,

6- Diabetes type 2 control: It Improve Insulin sensitivity that will help in controlling diabetes type 2 with medicine and food.

7-Neurodegenerative Diseases control: Reaseche approved that it has a great effect on synapses and neuron cells, it slows nerves cells degeneration. It is very effective in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, it will help to control disease symptoms.

8- Antifungal and antibacterial effect: it has an antifungal and antibacterial effect because of cinnamaldehyde content, it also prevents some microscopic organisms development such as listeria and salmonella. and it may prevent tooth decay and terrible breath.

9-HIV virus patients: It may help the HIV Virus patients to improve immunity and decrease inflammatory disease incidence rate.

10- Weight loss: it improves insulin sensitivity that will help you lose weight, for more information you can check this book for its role in losing weight in intermitted fasting :

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