Side effects of Cinnamon are negligible if you make sure to use Ceylon Cinnamon and not Cassia. Ceylon Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years as flavouring in food and as an ingredient in many Ayurvedic remedies. Only recently has its health benefits come into the scientific spotlight, and research into its medical properties has shown some amazing results.
One of Cinnamon's many health benefits includes fighting cholesterol. Researchers at the Maryland human Nutrition research centre found that cinnamon greatly increased the effect insulin (which is naturally produced in the body to balance glucose levels in the blood) on fat cells, which helps to control glucose levels in the blood. The researchers at the institute found that cinnamon increases glucose metabolism by approximately 20 fold.
However, the Cinnamon marketed in the USA and Canada is often Cassia. Cassia contains a toxic natural substance called coumarin. Taken in relatively small amounts, coumarin is harmless, but consuming coumarin in the levels found in Cassia may cause damage to the liver. Cassia has 5% coumarin, where as Ceylon Cinnamon has only 0.004% coumarin or 1250 times less coumarin than cassia and such low levels of coumarin are considered safe for consumption.
To easily gain the benefits from Cinnamon, you can buy Cinnamon supplements, to help with blood sugar levels (Like type 2 diabetes), weight loss and much more. Simply taking a daily dose of cinnamon supplements is an easy alternative to adding cinnamon to food, and is much more effective, as saliva neutralises some of the cinnamons benefits.
Ceylon Cinnamom is therefore safe for consumption, however you should consult your doctor before consuming cinnamon during pregnancy.
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