Cinnamon is Good for Your Brain
Studies show that cinnamon confers cognitive benefits and anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and immunomodulatory properties.
Some research shows that cinnamon potentially has neuroprotective effects, including against Alzheimer’s disease. A compound in cinnamon known as cinnamaldehyde, for example, has been shown to inhibit the buildup of amyloid-beta plaques in the brain- a key sign of Alzheimer’s.
Recently, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 40 studies investigating the effects of cinnamon on cognitive function. They found that cinnamon significantly improves cognitive function, described as learning and memory. The study appears in Nutritional Neuroscience.