Is Cinnamon Good For You?
Cinnamon is key to a tasty chai tea or an iced roll, but is the spice actually good for you? We’ve got everything you need to know about whether cinnamon is healthy.
What is cinnamon?
Cinnamon is a spice used in a range of sweet and savoury dishes, and it is important in many cuisines around the world. It has been used for thousands of years and is from the bark of trees of the species Cinnamomum.
Does cinnamon have nutritional value?
Yes, cinnamon has a number of properties that show it to be good for the body:
- Lots of antioxidants. This is necessary to prevent inflammation and to help the body protect itself from illness.
- A good source of minerals, including iron and manganese
- Studies have shown it can lower sugar levels
Is cinnamon good for you?
Yes, cinnamon has several health benefits and can be incorporated into a balanced diet to promote good general wellbeing.
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by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at a last count) or playing tennis in the park.