5 Proven Health Benefits of Cinnamon

5. Cinnamon can help to improve oral hygiene

Research has shown that cinnamon can help protect against certain strains of bacteria which cause mouth infections, cavities, tooth decay, and bad breath.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
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Cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde, a natural active compound that has potent antibacterial properties, which can be used to naturally eliminate mouth bacteria.

Cinnamon-flavored chewing gums can help eliminate bad breath not by just masking foul mouth odor, they remove the oral bacteria that cause it, even if temporarily.