Hello as I mentioned before we will be looking into different foods and spices that can be very helpful for Alzheimer’s disease. One I found out that we have added to my mother’s tea is cinnamon. I just know I love the taste. Especially when I am baking a apple pie, I put in more than the recipe calls for, and it is delightful. We can add it to so many drinks and desserts that make them taste even greater.
But guess what? Cinnamon is actually good for you, one of the most healthiest of spices. Did you know it can lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease, and has a lot more health benefits.
It is a high source of antioxidants that reduce free radical damage, which slows down the aging process. I am always for that.
Now all this is well and good, but considering we are talking about Alzheimer’s disease why cinnamon, because it contains anti-inflammatory properties. The reason this is important for Alzheimer’s sufferers because it may, and you notice I said may lower the risk of cancer and brain function decline. There has been discovered seven kinds of flavonoid compounds in cinnamon, which is very effective in fighting dangerous inflammation in the body.
Always remember that is what we are fighting. I mentioned, we don’t just want to feed the brain, but we also want to get rid of that plaque and tangles, that is what is blocking the signals, or keeping the brain from firing and receiving signals. I don’t think that is too hard to understand. For example, the reason why people have heart attacks sometimes is because of plaque buildup and eventually blood can’t get through and it triggers a heart attack. So, in the case of the brain, it starts dying because of the plaque and tangles, I will like to call that inflammation. But, what is great, something that taste as good as cinnamon can help. I recommend using the organic cinnamon.
Look what else I found out about cinnamon! Now this is for some of you Caregivers with health issues. It also may reduce common risk factors like high cholesterol levels, high triglyceride levels and high blood pressure. There are compounds in cinnamon that actually help reduce the LDL or bad cholesterol levels while the HDL or good cholesterol levels remain stable. What about helping lowering the possibility of a stroke. As we get older I so appreciated that Cinnamon increases blood circulation, and helps body tissue repair itself after damage has been done, could be like heart tissue that needs regeneration to help fight against heart disease.
A lot of people have allergies and it helps with that too. Because it reduces inflammation and fights histamine reactions in the body, it helps allergy sufferers find relief. It is beneficial for digestive problems and cuts down on auto-immune reactions.
Now this is one that got me. It can also be used as a natural food preserver. I had no idea. Because it has anti-bacterial powers it also acts like a antioxidant. One study showed when fruit was coated with cinnamon it stayed fresh longer. This is good for you caregivers to know. It even stops the discoloration on fruits and veggies.
Now this is especially good to know if you are taking care of an older people. Some of us, as we get older have more skin problems, like irritations, rashes, allergic reactions, infections and swelling that happens. Well based on what I found you can apply cinnamon essential oil directly on to the skin and it reduces those irritations. Cinnamon and honey is also good for helping build healthy skin. Among the skin irritations mentioned it helps was acne, rosacea and allergies of the skin.
So you see with a little research, one items may be very good for other things. And what I like about natural things found in nature, we don’t get the side effects. You know what I mean. Like in a commercial they will recommend a medication, than there is that long list of side effects that sometimes sound worse than the condition they are suppose to be correcting. So as I mentioned earlier I am not against doctors, I just believe we need to work along with them and help ourselves.
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