The Health Benefits Of Cinnamon (Recipe Included)

cinnamon-tahini-protein-smoothie5We all love the cinnamon and its aroma. Many like it in pastries or drinks, but also in desserts and savory meals too. With the flavor comes an aroma from its essential oils that actually make the cinnamon what it is.but its taste is coming from the aldehyde cinnamaldehyde and this is dark when it touches oxygen. It is not just spice, it is health ingredient.

Anti-diabetes benefits

Even with such a strong sweet taste, this spice levels our blood sugar. A study of PMC US National library of Medicine National Institutes of Health stated how cinnamon deals with insulin sensitivity and the transport of glucose. Insulin resistance is a problem for diabetes 2, obesity and metabolic syndrome issues and rats were given cinnamon for a testing. They had much higher glucose infusion and the others didn’t. Also the cinnamon stops development of insulin resistance in humans too.

Against heart problems

Not just the diabetes, but this spice makes benefit in heart health too. In Woman’s Wellness was said that cinnamon raises good lipoproteins in the good cholesterol, stated the nutritionist Carina Parikh. She also added that this improves the serum glucose, reduces the sugar in fasting blood and lowers triglycerides; also the total cholesterol and the low dense lipoprotein among the mentioned factors prior, have an impact on the diabetes type 2. She said to consume this often is a good idea and can annul the bad effect of fatty meals and sugar spikes.


It is antimicrobial and anti-bacterial too. Just like the honey is. Cinnamon Vogue published that the bark and the cinnamon are both fighting bacteria and disinfect areas too. Also, this oil is the best antimicrobial there is and can fight e.coli, apergillius oryzae, penicillium digatatum and the staphylococcus. The oil can be made with hydrogen peroxide in mix and clean sinks and cutting boards too.

The PMC US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health added that the cinnemaldehyde in the oil of the bark fights many germs including the salmonella, listeria and the typhimurium too. Also the oil functions is connected to the one of eugenol, thymol, carvacrol that contact microorganisms.

The sample recipe with cinnamon

This one is for famous cinnamon rolls. All Recipes lists the ingredients such as:

  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Cup milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • Cup water
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • Pack cream cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 6 cups flour


Make the milk warm until bubbles appear and remove off heat. Mix and melt in it the butter and combine with the eggs, flour, sugar, salt, yeast too. Add the rest of flour and stir bit by bit.

When you have the dough, place flour on a surface and knead it a few minutes. Cut in 2 sections and roll each one in rectangle shape. Then mix the cinnamon and sugar and pour over every section the butter, sugar and cinnamon mix.

Cut the rolls in 12 pieces with floss or knife and put in a pan for baking. Cover them to rise double in size and bake for 20 minutes. When golden brown, remove from oven. Over them while still hot, add the mix of vanilla, butter, cheese, sugar, milk.

Cinnamon is tasty and healthy too and will boost your health and keep sugar stable. But, workout and healthy diets are also handy along this amazing spice!