Tip: Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon helps stabilize blood sugar and has anti-inflammatory aspects too!

Cinnamon Health BenefitsCinnamon helps stabilize blood sugar and has anti-inflammatory aspects too!  It’s one of the few sweet nutrients that have positive nutritional affects.

  • Researchers at the USDA’s Human Nutrition Research Center have shown that methylhydroxychalcone polymer (MHCP), an ingredient in cinnamon, mimics insulin and increases the sensitivity of the cell’s receptors to the action of insulin with as little as 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon daily. Continue reading “Tip: Health Benefits of Cinnamon”

Tip: Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

The hotter the spice, the more potent its anti-inflammatory effects!

The Benefits of Cayenne PepperCapsaicin is the active ingredient in cayenne pepper and chili peppers, which is a potent anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant (delays or prevents blood clotting) and analgesic (absence of pain).  The hotter the spice, the more potent its anti-inflammatory effects!  Chili peppers are also very high in vitamin C.

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Tip: Health Benefits of Capsaicin (Red Chili Peppers)

Studies have shown the capsaicin, the spicy hot phytochemical in red chili peppers, reduces osteoarthritis pain and increases metabolism short term.

red chili pepperStudies have shown the capsaicin, the spicy hot phytochemical in red chili peppers, reduces osteoarthritis pain and increases metabolism short term.

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