If you have problems with high blood pressure, you certainly need to change the eating habits, reduce the intake of salt and fats, increase the water intake, but also ask a doctor for help. But among the already known advices that will prevent the occurrence of “the silent killer”, one aromatic spice can also help you.
Cinnamon is a spice that is derived from Cinnamonum verum, a small evergreen tree from the family laurels. We distinguish between 50 and 250 species of cinnamon, but two are main types: Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and Cassia cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia). Cassia is the kind that is most commonly found in stores, but Ceylon cinnamon is the one that has all healing properties.
Many studies have confirmed that the systolic (top) and diastolic (lower) blood pressure in adults can be lowered by a well known scented spice – cinnamon. You should add two grams (or half a teaspoon) of cinnamon into your daily diet, and you will be able to control your high blood pressure more easily.
“I would certainly recommend including the cinnamon in the everyday eating habits, but only this cannot help you to lower the blood pressure. The food in general should be adjusted to the health condition of the organism. Doing exercises is also a necessary, because it certainly cannot be replaced by a single spice” said the author of the book “The Superfoods Rx Diet”, Wendy Brazilian.
Besides in cookies, you can use cinnamon for breakfast. You can sprinkle some cinnamon in the coffee or yoghurt with cereal. Also, you can enrich the sliced fruit, such as apples or pears, with this aromatic brown powder.