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Cinnamon this, cinnamon that. Yes, of course cinnamon makes everything nicer, but a coin has two sides.
Cinnamon rolls, bread, tea, cookies, waffles, lattes, and puddings; biryani, and shahi pulao – the best of food across the world has cinnamon, and why shouldn’t it? Cinnamon is not only fragrant and flavourful; it’s also known to be good for health. Here’s how cinnamon is beneficial for you:
But as in every story, this little cinnamon-story also comes with a twist – a condition. Noted experts recommend an intake of not more than 5 grams per day. Along with flavonoids and cinnamaldehyde (which are the good health-promoting contents of cinnamon), cinnamon also contains coumarin, which is known to be toxic in relatively high doses. Here’s why your favourite dalchini may not seem so nice anymore:
The take home message here is that as long as you’re not overdoing it, you can happily enjoy an occasional cup of cinnamon tea or a roll without worrying, and absorb its benefits.
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