It is an Antioxidant
Yes, it is an Antioxidant. Cinnamon bark has Antioxidant compounds like butylated hydroxyanisole, Trolox and Ascorbic acid.
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What is Antioxidant?
Cells are damaging daily. It is caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that the body produces as a reaction to environmental and misbehaving activities. So antioxidant compounds are the free-radical scavengers to us. It is preventing or slowing down this process.
How Do Antioxidants work with Free Radicals?
What are Antioxidant sources?
We can take Antioxidant from the supplements and natural foods. Antioxidant compounds have contained in different forms in our diets. Here is a list of Antioxidant sources,
- Allium sulphur compounds – leeks, onions and garlic
- anthocyanins – eggplant, grapes and berries
- beta-carotene – pumpkin, mangoes, apricots, carrots, spinach and parsley
- catechins – red wine and tea
- copper – seafood, lean meat, milk and nuts
- cryptoxanthin – red capsicum, pumpkin and mangoes
- flavonoids – tea, green tea, citrus fruits, red wine, onions and apples
- indoles – cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower
- isoflavonoids – soybeans, tofu, lentils, peas and milk
- lignans – sesame seeds, bran, whole grains and vegetables
- lutein – green, leafy vegetables like spinach, and corn
- lycopene – tomatoes, pink grapefruit and watermelon
- manganese – seafood, lean meat, milk and nuts
- polyphenols – thyme and oregano
- Selenium – seafood, offal, lean meat and whole grains
- vitamin A – liver, sweet potatoes, carrots, milk, and egg yolks
- vitamin C – oranges, blackcurrants, kiwifruit, mangoes, broccoli, spinach, capsicum and strawberries
- vitamin E – vegetable oils (such as wheat germ oil), avocados, nuts, seeds and whole grains
- zinc – seafood, lean meat, milk and nuts
- Zoochemical – red meat, offal and fish. Also derived from the plants that animals eat.
Benefits of Anti-Oxidants
- Fight with Heart Disease
- Reduce the Anxiety and Depression
- Fight with Neurological and Mood Disorders
- Improve the Immunity system and Boost your Body’s Natural Defence against Cancers and Infections
- Improve the Vision and Antioxidants have anti-ageing compounds
- Medicinal properties of ‘true’ cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
- Cinnamon: A Multifaceted Medicinal Plant
- Antioxidant activity of cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, Breyne) extracts
Is Cinnamon an antioxidant? Yes, of course. As I explain above, Cinnamon is an Antioxidant. And also it has many benefits. You can take Cinnamon easily with your tea and mix with your foods. You need a small quantity of Cinnamon to full fill your daily antioxidant requirement. However, too much Cinnamon can damage you. Before you eat it, you should know the Daily amount of Cinnamon.
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