Bottom line: cinnamon is a great addition to your diet
Cecere, Pike, Sollid, and Malkani all agree that there needs to be more human research on the extent of the health benefits of cinnamon. Some early research suggests cinnamon might also have positive effects on multiple sclerosis, HIV, and Alzheimer’s disease, among others. But what is cinnamon good for? It’s good for sprinkling on food as a safe way to boost the antioxidants in your diet. It shouldn’t be the main treatment for health issues thanks to a lack of human research, but eating it certainly won’t hurt. Plus, the delicious flavor pairs well with many types of produce and could make you eat more fruits and vegetables. Adding low-calorie spices like cinnamon to your recipes is one 30 healthy eating tips that might change your life.
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, 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, RDN, creator of the Wholitarian Lifestyle.