This is great news for everybody who loves cinnamon!
According to Roshni George and Donald Graves, scientists at UC Santa Barbara,, there are two compounds found in cinnamon (cinnamaldehyde and epicatechin) that seem to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia progressively worsening over time. No cure has yet been found, nor has the major cause of Alzheimer’s been identified. One of the causes though is found in oxidative stress which is generally a major factor impacting the health of cells.
If the body doesn’t have antioxidants neutralizing free radical-generating substances formed by normal cellular processes, oxidative stress will result causing numerous health risks for the body. One of the two cinnamon compounds, Epicatechin, is a known very powerful antioxidant that is also present in other foods such as blueberries, dark chocolate and red wine.
Isn’t this great news! By adding delicious cinnamon to our regular diet the body is able to prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Find more information about cinnamon on our post Top 10 list of food for health with full menu recipe.