Cinnamon stimulates the brain and prevents Alzheimer's

Cinnamon stimulates the brain and can help prevent Alzheimer's because it contains cinnamaldehyde, coumarin and tannins that are able to inhibit the accumulation of toxins in the body, including the brain, acts on the tau protein, which is involved in Alzheimer's disease and even helps to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, decreasing the likelihood of a person developing Alzheimer's, which is progressive loss of memory.

Various scientific researches have been carried out to assess how spices such as cinnamon, ginger and turmeric can help in the prevention and treatment of dementia, but despite the positive results that have been found, more research must be carried out to deepen this knowledge and to test the effect of the extract of cinnamon in humans, so that the pharmaceutical industry can create a medicine using cinnamon as an active ingredient.

With these studies it can be concluded that the regular consumption of cinnamon can help in the prevention of Alzheimer's, but it cannot be said that the consumption of cinnamon powder or stick, at home, is sufficient to avoid dementia or that it is beneficial in the treatment of this disease and, therefore, who suffers from this disease should continue to be treated with the medicines prescribed by the doctor.

How to Use Cinnamon to Prevent Alzheimer's

To help prevent Alzheimer's it can be useful to consume cinnamon regularly with every meal, but it is also essential to maintain brain stimulation by studying, reading books and playing games that stimulate cognition, such as crosswords, for example.

Some suggestions for using cinnamon are:

  • Sprinkle the cinnamon on the cooked fruit, such as apple, pear or banana;
  • Take a tea that can be made with 500 ml of water and 1 cinnamon stick;
  • Add cinnamon powder to oatmeal, which also helps in controlling the blood sugar level.

Another way can be to buy cinnamon in capsules and take from 500 mg to 1g per day, or according to medical advice, because the daily safety dose is 2 grams daily.

While anyone can develop mental illnesses like Alzheimer's, the people who are most likely are those who have direct family members, such as parents or grandparents. For these, regular consumption of good daily doses of cinnamon may be even more suitable.

Contraindications for cinnamon include women who are pregnant or suspected of being pregnant, because it favors uterine contraction and can be harmful to the fetus, and its use should also be reduced in case of gastric or intestinal ulcers.

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