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 5 Health Benefits of Cinnamon, dalchini

  Last Updated : Nov 20,2020

5 Health Benefits of Cinnamon, dalchini

Cinnamon also called as dalchini in Hindi, is a spice which comes from the branches of Cinnamomum tree. This dried spice is found in the form of curled rolls which look like sticks. Sometimes you may also find it broken into pieces of uneven sizes and shapes. The ground form isn’t really available as it loses its flavor quickly. In recipes where you need its ground form you to do it just before making the recipe.

The most commonly available variety of cinnamon is Ceylon cinnamon, which is said to be as the real cinnamon and Cassia Cinnamon, which is said to be the most easily available variety.

The main active compounds of cinnamon which exhibit health benefits are cinnamaldehyde and cinnamic acid. Apart from these compounds it also abounds in some essential antioxidant polyphenols which are usually present in fruits and vegetables.

Nutritional Value of Cinnamon, dalchini

One teaspoon of ground cinnamon approximately contains

6 calories

0.1 g protein

2.1 g carbohydrate

0 g fat

1.3 g dietary fiber

26.2 mg calcium

5 Health Benefits of Cinnamon, dalchini

  1. Cinnamon – an anti-inflammatory spice: Cinnamon with its antioxidant power has the ability to reduce inflammation in the body and thus reduce the risk of various chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancer etc. Include it in the form of Almond Honey Cinnamon Milk – a vegan healthy breakfast.

 Almond Honey Cinnamon Milk, Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipe Almond Honey Cinnamon Milk, Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipe

  1. Cinnamon – an insulin sensitivity improving spice: Cinnamon since ages has been known to be beneficial for diabetics. Diabetes is a disease which occurs due to insulin resistance. Intake of cinnamon is said to reduce this resistance and instead improve insulin sensitivity in cells thereby helping to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Add freshly ground cinnamon powder in tea is a common practice. However you should ensure that the tea is devoid of sugar and milk to qualify as a diabetic drink and to reap its maximum benefits. Ginger Cinnamon Tea is a good option, but minus the honey for diabetics.

 Ginger Cinnamon Tea  Ginger Cinnamon Tea

  1. Cinnamon – an anti-bacterial spice: The cinnamaldehyde, its active compound, helps to fight various types of infection. Its essential oils also are known to boost immunity and protect against common cold and sore throat. Try the Turmeric and Cinnamon Detox Water to strengthen your immune system and fight infections. You can also try Star Anise Tea as a home remedy for cold and cough,.

 Turmeric and Cinnamon Detox Water Turmeric and Cinnamon Detox Water

  1. Cinnamon – oral hygiene boosting spice: Like black pepper, cinnamon also aids in removal of bad breath (halitosis) and thus has been used as a remedy for toothache in toothpaste and tooth powder. It helps to kick off the oral bacteria and maintain oral hygiene.

 Black Tea, Basic Black Tea   Black Tea, Basic Black Tea

  1. Cinnamon – a heart protecting spice: Some studies have shown that regular intake of cinnamon helps to reduce the blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels and thus prevents clot formation. It also may improve the good cholesterol *HDL0 which will help reduce the risk of heart disease. Cinnamon can easily be included in our daily diet by way of Apple Cinnamon and Oats Recipe with Almond Milk and Black Tea.

 Apple Cinnamon and Oats Recipe with Almond Milk, Vegan Breakfast  Apple Cinnamon and Oats Recipe with Almond Milk, Vegan Breakfast

8 Healthy Cinnamon recipes for daily cooking

  1. Oats and Cinnamon Biscuit
  2. Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
  3. Stuffed Capscium in Tomato Gravy
  4. Banana Apple Porridge
  5. Low Calorie Apple Crumble
  6. Healthy Carrot Cake
  7. Shahi Gobhi
  8. Corn Palak Pulao

 Corn Palak Pulao

Corn Palak Pulao

5 health benefits of cinnamon, dalchini

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