Cinnamon: unsuspected benefits!
Where is she from ?
Cinnamon is native to Sri Lanka and comes from the inner bark of a tree of the Cinnamomum genus. The most virtuous species in nutritional terms is Zeylanicum since it is full of benefits!
Cinnamon is used for savory dishes as well as for sweet creations and at Nüttree we combine it with apple to recreate the flavors of an old-fashioned apple pie.
Cinnamon is one of the spices richest in anti-oxidants and we don't repeat it again, antioxidants are ESSENTIAL for a healthy body! These molecules help slow down the destruction of cells and therefore aging.
A study has also shown that this antioxidant activity of cinnamon can play a protective role in the development of cancers such as colorectal carcinoma.
Prevents chronic diseases
Cinnamon has the superpower of helping the metabolism of sugars by stimulating insulin receptors. This allows the body to produce less insulin and helps the body a lot by resting the pancreas, reducing inflammation and helping metabolize nutrients.
In addition, insulin resistance induces strong oxidative stress for the body which accelerates its aging, it is therefore beneficial to reduce this insulin resistance in particular through the consumption of cinnamon.
More generally, cinnamon helps fight chronic diseases such as diabetes or cardiovascular diseases thanks to its effect on insulin sensitivity and more specifically by reducing triglyceride levels, which are bad for health.
Helps with digestion
Very invigorating, cinnamon can be a good ally at the end of a meal to help digestion! It stimulates the salivary glands and gastric mucous membranes involved in the digestion mechanism. Its richness in polyphenols and carotenoids also helps fight gastric spasms.
Cinnamon is therefore very interesting for digestive comfort after a good meal in order to feel in good shape! Ceylon cinnamon is also used in pharmaceutical products to help digestion.