What is cinnamon good for?
Cinnamon works well in all different kinds of recipes and dishes. There are more reasons, besides flavor, to use it in your cooking. The health benefits of cinnamon are mostly thanks to the antioxidants, according to Hillary Cecere, MS, RDN, a registered dietitian for Eat Clean Bro. These powerful antioxidants and polyphenols support overall health by protecting the body from oxidative damage via free radicals which could be harmful, says Malina Malkani, MS, RDN, CDN, and creator of the Wholitarian Lifestyle.
Is cinnamon good for you?
Cecere notes that not all cinnamon has the same nutritional value. There are two main types: Ceylon and Cassia cinnamon. Cassia is more affordable and popular than Ceylon, but Ceylon is safer in larger quantities. Although research shows cinnamon positively influences many health conditions, more research is necessary. And Alyssa Pike, RD, the manager of nutrition communications for the International Food Information Council, adds that cinnamon should not substitute other healthy foods, habits, or medication (when appropriate). But you can happily sprinkle some for these potential health benefits. Or any of these spices for beauty benefits.