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Health - Wellness
Is Cinnamon Good For Your Brain Health? What We Know
Cinnamon has been the subject of studies for many years, and the results suggest that it may be beneficial for brain health, specifically for Alzheimer's prevention.
A 2013 study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease states that cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde and epicatechin, which are instrumental compounds in fighting Alzheimer's.
These compounds help protect against the formation of harmful "knots" in brain cells caused by the aggregation of tau proteins, often observed in Alzheimer's patients.
Since most research on cinnamon's impact on Alzheimer's has been conducted on animals, there is still a need for more comprehensive studies to confirm these benefits in humans.
As a result, experts recommend moderate consumption of cinnamon. Excessive intake may lead to health issues such as hypoglycemia, allergic reactions, liver damage, and even cancer.