If you’re looking for ways to give your soups, casseroles, and even teas a bit of a kick, cinnamon is a delicious place to start. This spice, which is made from the inner bark of the cinnamomum tree, comes in two different varieties:
Cinnamon has been linked to a number of health benefits. These include potentially:
- reducing inflammation
- improving insulin sensitivity
- lowering blood sugar levels
- helping to fight bacterial and fungal infections
There have also been links made between cinnamon and protection against cancer, though this has been limited to and studies. Further controlled studies on humans are still needed.
For ideas of how to spice up your recipes, consider trying one of these yummy, cinnamon-focused recipes.