Cinnamon is delicious spice that can be used in so many different ways, but did you know it has some awesome health benefits too?

 There are two types of cinnamon, Ceylon and Cassia. cinnamon-92594_1280Cassia is the more common type, generally found in the grocery store. Ceylon, also known as “true cinnamon” can be a little harder to spot, but is much more beneficial to your health than Cassia. Generally, you can find it at health food, specialty stores and online.

 Here are the top 5 reasons you should include (Ceylon) Cinnamon in your diet:

 

1. It’s packed with anti-oxidants to help your body fight of infections.

2.It can help to lower blood sugar levels by reducing the amount of glucose that can enter the blood stream after a meal.

3.It has anti0microbial effects due to it’s main active ingredient, Cinnamaldehyde.

4.It may help to ward of neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

5.It may help to improve insulin resistance.

 

For more information about Cinnamon visit,

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=68