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8 surprising uses of cinnamon on the body

2) Neutralize odors: Cinnamon is a warm, delightful scent. It is often associated with fall leaves and Christmas morning. Even better, cinnamon is effective at killing bad odors. This is because bad odors are often caused by bacteria, and cinnamon is a natural anti-bacterial. To make a natural and fabulously smelling odor neutralizer, follow the advice of The Kitchn and simply boil a cinnamon stick in a pot of boiling water for 30 minutes. In no time, your home will smell like warm apple pie.
3) Boost Metabolism: Cinnamon is a kick in the butt to your metabolism. It does this by improving blood sugar regulation and slowing the emptying of your stomach, according to an article in the Huffington Post. Use a hack by Fitday and add a teaspoon of cinnamon to your morning cup of coffee, sprinkle it on toast, or mix in in with oatmeal or cereal in order to boost your metabolism first thing in the morning.
4) Fight gum disease and bad breath: The anti-bacterial miracles of cinnamon can have wonderful benefits for your mouth health. According to Organic Lifestyle Magazine, you can treat gum disease and bad breath by simply swishing your mouth with a mixture made from 2 drops of cinnamon essential oil and a tablespoon of coconut oil.
5) Fight type 2 diabetes:. According to Mayo Clinic, cinnamon helps lower blood sugar and increases insulin action. For people with type 2 diabetes, The Cleveland Clinic recommends 1 to 4 grams or 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon per day. In addition to including cinnamon in one’s diet, people with type 2 diabetes can receive the blood sugar lowering benefits of cinnamon by taking an herbal supplement in the form of a capsule.

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