Antioxidant Hiding Spot - in cinnamon

Antioxidant Hiding Spot - in cinnamon

Antioxidant present: Phenolic volatile oils, which are theactive ingredients in most spices.

The research says: Along with cloves, cinnamon is anincredibly rich source of antioxidants. A one-teaspoon, or 5g, serve ofcinnamon contains nearly 1.5 times more phenolics than 100g of blueberries.

What sort of antioxidant effect has cinnamon been shown to have? Among otherthings, it’s good news for the 1.7 million Australians who are diabetics aswell as those with metabolic syndrome, who are at risk of developing thedisease – which is believed to be about 25 per cent of the country’s adultpopulation at any one time. Cinnamon has been shown to have a positive effecton blood sugar levels, the control of which is important for both those alreadydiagnosed with diabetes and those at risk of developing it.

Tip: Add it to your cereal. University of Scrantonresearchers have found that the antioxidant activity of a bowl of cerealincreased remarkably when it was flavoured with cinnamon.

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