Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered
that cinnamon flavored chewing gum exhibits a strong antibacterial
effect in the mouth and even counters bad breath. This is exciting news
for Wrigley's, but not at all surprising to those familiar with the
antibacterial properties of cinnamon and other plant oils.
cinnamon has a long history of use as a medicinal herb. It's not only
antibacterial, it also helps regulate blood sugar, especially in
diabetic patients. In addition, cinnamon is a potent immune system
booster and helps prevent cancer. Truly, cinnamon is a remarkable herb.
To get the benefit, though, it's better to take cinnamon tincture
rather than chewing on popular gum products. Most cinnamon gum is made
with either refined sugar or artificial chemical sweeteners like
aspartame, both of which are metabolic disruptors that reduce your
overall level of health. The best way to get cinnamon is to take it as a
tincture or use it in your cooking, but make sure you don't load up on