From apple pie to french toast, cinnamon is the dessert spice.Cinnamon has been used for centuries for it’s healing
qualities. It comes from the inner bark of trees, known as cinnamomum, which then dries and curls into the cinnamon
sticks we all know and love. Cinnamon’s signature smell comes from the compound cinnamaldehyde, which is believed to
be responsible for its most powerful effects on metabolism and overall health.
For one, cinnamon is loaded with disease fighting antioxidants, so much so that it can be used as a natural food preservative! Moreover, cinnamon is loaded with nutrients that help level your cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, and lower sugar entering the blood stream. All of this greatly decreases your risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Cinnamon boasts its power again by inhibiting the buildup of a protein called “tau”, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as improving the motor skills of those with Parkinson’s.