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Health benefits of cinnamon and ginger

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by: Sandeep Godiyal
Tags: cinnamon, ginger, healthy spices

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(NaturalNews) Ginger and cinnamon are regarded and used as spices and herbs to make meals more flavorful. But they are also found to be rich in medicinal properties. Among the many benefits of cinnamon and ginger include aid in digestion, anti-viral properties, toothache relief, diabetes prevention, cold, flu, and pain relief among others.

Cinnamon health benefits

Cinnamon is well regarded because of its antioxidant properties. It also contains calcium, manganese, iron and dietary fiber. It is known to help prevent diabetes, improve heart health and brain function, fight off colon cancer and relieve arthritis among others.

Fight off diabetes

Cinnamon can help individuals who are affected by diabetes as it works to improve the natural insulin activity occurring in the body. It helps individuals metabolize sugar in a more efficient manner so that the body will be prompted to produce less insulin. Therefore, it is also effective in regulating blood sugar levels.

Prevent heart disease

Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties which make them effective in protecting the heart against damage and infection, particularly in the arteries when they end up clogged by fatty foods. Cinnamon is also regarded for its ability to fight off bad cholesterol thereby preventing heart diseases.

Stimulate brain function

According to research studies, cinnamon also has a powerful effect in the brain function. It can help improve metal alertness. It has soothing properties as well that can calm the nerves.

Relieve arthritis

Individuals suffering from arthritic pain can count on cinnamon for relief. According to a Copenhagen University study, patients with arthritis who take cinnamon powder are more likely to be relieved from pain.

Relieve common colds and flu

Cinnamon also contains effective properties in relieving the common cold and flu especially when it is combined with ginger. The mixture can help by stimulating circulation. Such ability is also helpful with arthritic pain and muscle aches.

Ginger health benefits

In addition to cinnamon, ginger also has plenty of medicinal qualities that can relieve certain health conditions. Ginger is known for its anti viral properties and can help with digestion and many others.

Relieve nausea

Among the many issues that pregnant women go through is nausea. Ginger is known to help bring relief to this uncomfortable condition.

Relieve osteoarthritis

Like cinnamon, ginger can also bring comfort to individuals who are stricken by arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis. With cinnamon and ginger combined, pain is less likely to be suffered.

Anti-viral properties

Because of its anti-viral properties, ginger is also an effective aid to the immune system. With this ability, ginger can help the body withstand the many threats of various diseases.

Aid in digestion

According to studies, ginger also has a positive effect on an individual's digestion. A healthy dose of ginger can help prevent digestive conditions that commonly occur in individuals.

The powerful combination of cinnamon and ginger can be used to treat, relieve and prevent certain health conditions. It is then strongly recommended for individuals to consider these as natural remedies to fight off medical conditions.

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About the author:
Sandeep is an mountain climber, runner, and fitness coach. He shares his tips for staying in shape and eating healthy on quickeasyfit.

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