The Greeks and Romans once prized it for its medicinal properties. Now it’s proving to do more than just quell an upset stomach.
We now know that this sweet and savory spice may help protect your brain.
Alzheimer’s develops from a buildup of plaque and tangles (also known as beta-amyloid and tau). These are proteins that accumulate in the brain. Over time, their abundance causes neurons to die. The result? Communication in the brain shuts down.
And that’s where the spice comes into play. Two compounds in the spice actually prevent the development of tangles. It keeps your brain healthy and memory intact.
|Having diabetes puts you at a greater risk for developing Alzheimer’s. Cinnamon can help with that too. Cinnamon helps improve blood sugar levels. It has an “insulin-like effect” and stops sugar spikes. Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day can significantly reduce your blood sugar and cholesterol levels.|
This sweet smelling spice is stopping the buildup of plaque and stopping Alzheimer’s disease in its tracks…
We’re talking about cinnamon. It contains two active compounds—cinnamaldehyde and epicatechin.
Cinnamaldehyde gives cinnamon its sweet smell. It prevents oxidative stress from reaching the tau proteins. Tau proteins are vital in keeping neurons functioning properly. By blocking oxidative stress, cinnameldehyde helps keep neurons alive and healthy.
The other compound epicatechin is a powerful antioxidant. It also helps protect your brain from oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress is a major factor when it comes to Alzheimer’s and brain cells. If you can prevent oxidative stress and free radicals from destroying neurons, you can prevent or delay the onset of the disease. And that’s exactly what cinnamon is proving to do.
So far researchers have only conducted in vitro and mice studies using cinnamon. But you don’t have to wait to add this protective spice to your meals.
Cinnamon continues to show promise as well as other natural solutions we’ve discovered. In the October 2012 issue of INH’s Natural Health Dossier, we revealed the top three natural treatments that can not only prevent Alzheimer’s—but also reverse it. These are simple, natural ways to protect your brain and preserve your memory. But the time to start using them is now. To access this issue and our entire archives, join Natural Health Dossier today. It takes just a few minutes. It’s never too soon to start protecting your brain and memory.
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