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Health benefits of cinnamon and saffron

Both cinnamon and saffron have been shown to have various health benefits, and have been used in traditional medicine for a long time.

Cinnamon: Real cinnamon is grown mainly in Sri Lanka and is called Ceylon cinnamon. A cheaper variant of cinnamon, and the one you usually find in the store, is called cassia cinnamon and comes from Indonesia, Vietnam and China.

What is in Ceylon cinnamon?

  • Calcium
  • Fiber
  • Iron
  • Flavanols
  • Manganese
  • Antioxidants

In addition to cinnamon being a wonderful flavor enhancer, it is also said to have positive health effects. Ceylon cinnamon is good for:

  • Rich in antioxidants and polyphenol
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Fight infections infections of fungi or bacteria
  • Regulate blood sugar and blood lipids (cinnamon has the ability to keep blood sugar at an even level).
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Improve insulin sensitivity
  • Positive influence on breathing and urinary tract
  • Acts as expectorant for colds and coughs
  • Good for the skin
  • Maintain hormonal balance
  • Good for oral health
  • relieve diarrhea
  • antispasmodic for the intestine
  • reduce gas and bloating.
  • Stimulate digestion

Read more about cinnamon here!


Saffron: Saffron is a spice extracted from the flowers of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus). It is one of the world's most expensive spices, and its red threads are used to add color and flavor to various dishes.

What is in Saffron?

  • Dietary fiber
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin K
  • Manganese

Saffron is good for:

  • Antioxidative properties
  • Positive effects on mood
  • Soothing properties
  • Protective effects against oxidative stress.
  • Positive effects on digestion
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Eye health
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