One study reported an unexpected benefit from the consumption of cinnamon, which effectively cool the stomach which eventually improve digestive health.
Eating cinnamon, which is usually consumed in the form of powder, rated researchers can reduce levels of carbon dioxide in the stomach just a great meal. Make your stomach and body temperature becomes cooler, thus making digestion working well.
Although this study was conducted in pigs, but the researchers emphasize that the same effect may also occur in humans.
"Moreover, cinnamon can protect the stomach and small intestine wall, this will help the intestine in absorbing nutrients from food is good and consistent," said researcher Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh told the Huffington Post.
And in pigs who eat cinnamon, shown a significant improvement in overall health.
The researchers believe that cinnamon may reduce levels of gastric acid and pepsin in the gut, thus helping the blood flow in the abdominal wall, which in turn can improve the health of the stomach and intestines.
Of course, more research is needed to see if it really applies to humans.
However, Kalantar-zadeh said that 1 gram of cinnamon a day can produce health benefits in humans. Instead, eat 6 grams of cinnamon or more a day can actually be toxic to the body.