As we approach the cold and flu season, cinnamon is one of the most important key ingredients to have in your pantry. It boosts our immune system and support it when we do get sick. It is one of the 5 ingredients used in thieves oil, and is well-used for baking and cooking during the holidays. However, used in sticks or ground, cinnamon really does have some nutritional benefits for healing our bodies as well, which are based on science.
*It supports gastrointestinal healing.
*Cinnamon supports loss of appetite (important for those of us with kids that tend to seek food, or overeat.).
*It is good for use with bronchitis.
*Cinnamon balances our blood sugar
*It contains the ingredient, Cinnamaldehyde, known to be an anti-clotting ingredient.
*It is a good anti-microbial.
*It boosts your alertness.
*It is a powerful antioxidant.
*It is a good source of calcium.
*It is strong source of manganese.
So, whether you put in your coffee or tea, your baking, or as a cold and flu remedy, cinnamon has plenty of other benefits which make it a staple in anyone’s pantry.:-)