It's in every household spice rack: cinnamon.
The spice's anti-inflammatory effects and with recent research showing that it can help lower cholesterol and blood sugar could help add an extra kick to any well-rounded diet.
According to BBC Good Food, it has six main benefits:
- Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties
- Antioxidants that help with aid with anti-inflammation
- Prebiotic, that helps with gut health (not to be confused with probiotics)
- Reducing blood pressure
- Lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels
- Reliving digestive discomfort
But what type of cinnamon should you buy? There's two main types: Ceylon cinnamon and Cassia cinnamon. It really doesn't matter, so long as it is fresh, according to the Wall Street Journal.
So next time, skip the sugar and add a little zest and spice to your cup.