5 Proven Health Benefits of Cinnamon

4. Cinnamon may help to reduce the risk of heart disease

Several studies have shown that the cinnamaldehyde found in cinnamon has protective effects on the cardiovascular system.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMC: PMC4003790

One study in rats has reported that cinnamaldehyde and another compound found in cinnamon called cinnamic acid offered protection against ischemic myocardial injury, which indicates the potential that cinnamon has to be used for treating cardiovascular diseases.2✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMID: 24001892

Research has revealed that cinnamon can help reduce high levels of LDL cholesterol, and high triglyceride levels as well as increasing levels of HDL cholesterol.3✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMID: 24019277

Cinnamaldehyde has also been shown to help reduce high blood pressure, which is another heart disease risk factor. Cinnamon also helps in increasing circulation and improving tissue repair, which could help to regenerate heart tissue.

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About the author

Adrian has been writing on health and fitness for 18 years. He is the founder of several health related websites and the current owner of AHealthBlog, which regularly publishes evidence based health and fitness news and information. When he isn’t writing, you can find him mountain biking or surfing.



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