Nicole Fornabaio/rd.com, shutterstock “Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidant polyphenols and proanthocyanidins and also has nice amounts manganese, calcium, fiber and iron,” explains Anca Tchelebi, MD, of Park Avenue Medical Spa, touting cinnamon as one of the immune-boosting foods we should all get excited about. What’s more, the cinnamyl acetate, cinnamyl alcohol, and cinnamaldehyde found in cinnamon oil all have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties.
Stabilize blood sugar
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“Studies have also shown that taking a cinnamon supplement twice daily for 90 days could improve hemoglobin A1C levels in those with type 2 diabetes,” shares Dr. Tchelebi. The studies were conducted with ground cinnamon, but Dr. Tchelebi suggests cinnamon oil has the same sugar-stabilizing benefits as the ground bark. Don’t miss these other science-backed strategies to reverse diabetes.