Boost Your Brain Power Using Cinnamon

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Knowledge is power.

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It truly is. From all walks of life, knowledge is one thing that defines and shapes a person's potential - his ability to accomplish things and do it proactively. There are hundreds of man-made supplements, chemically manufactured tablets and food products that claim to increase brainpower. Which one of these offers the tasty, delicious flavor cinnamon does? None! So there you go. This wiki will show you how to boost your brainpower naturally using cinnamon; nature's wonder spice!

What's in Cinnamon for Me?

Cinnamon is obtained from the bark of the Cinnamonum verum tree.

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Cinnamon is also one of the world's most consumed and used products. From delicacies to holistic treatments, cinnamon has benefits for almost every person. Check out these other holistic treatments cinnamon is known for:

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    Emerging studies suggest that cinnamon has both proanthocyanidins and cinnamaldehyde that activate tau proteins that stabilize nerve cells, and keep brain cells from dying
    The death of brain cells is main cause of Alzheimer's disease.
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    A few years back, cinnamon was discovered to improve cognitive function simply by smelling it
    Also either consuming or chewing cinnamon bark can improve a person's brainpower.
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    Cinnamon is often metabolized into sodium benzoate
    Eating cinnamon can significantly elevate the sodium benzoate in our brain. Sodium benzoate has many positive effects important to the human's brain function.
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Brain Food Porridge

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    Cinnamon, millet, dried Figs and orange porridge.
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    1. 100 g of millet
    2. 200 ml of water
    3. 200 ml of almond milk
    4. A dozen dried figs, chopped roughly
    5. 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon powder
    6. 1/4 tsp. ground or fresh ginger
    7. Zest of an orange (optional - add the juice too)
    8. Date syrup for toppings
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Instructions: Bring water and milk to boil and then add millet and simmer for another 12-15 minutes until it becomes cooked and plumped. If it is too thick, simply add a splash of milk. Remove from heat and stir in the spices and zest. Now put in the dried figs and top with a little bit of date syrup. Serves two. Enjoy!

Brain Boosting Advice

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    If you're tired of the same old meat marinades, you can make your dinner extra special by adding cinnamon to your usual marinade mix.
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    For a flavorful hot sauce, roast tomatoes, cinnamon and garlic in the oven
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    Snacks aren't satisfying you anymore
    Just sprinkle some cinnamon on your favorite oatmeal to get that awesome flavor boost without the extra chemicals and complex sugars that flavored-enhanced cereals have.
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    Can't stop that snack craving
    Why not try snacking on yogurt with some cinnamon powder on top and a little bit of honey or diced apple relish.
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    Who doesn't like applesauce
    Boost your brain and make it healthy through this tip: Slice and dice apples of your choice, boil them until they become mushy, stir in some cinnamon and voila! You now have your very own applesauce without sugar! This one is filled in with apple and cinnamon goodness. Go on and make a batch; you can also freeze it for that cooling goodness.
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    Cinnamon can also be used as a perfect match for your pasta and bland chicken recipes - go try it!
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    Add cinnamon powder to your mashed potatoes rather than nutmeg to create a healthier and yummier combo.
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    To jazz up your veggie area dish, add some cinnamon to steamed cauliflower or broccoli, and most especially, green beans.
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    Flavor your sauces with cinnamon
    Put a dash or sprinkle into your applesauce, cranberry gravy, barbecue sauce or tomato sauce and it will be sure to intensify the flavor of your meal!
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    If you are considering getting a little more of cinnamon into your diet, program, you can simply incorporate cinnamon in all your recipes and ingredients.
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    Add zest to your beverages
    Use cinnamon sticks for stirring coffee, tea, chocolate, milk or any other beverage that can go along with it. Add a ½ teaspoon of cinnamon to your ground coffee and then brew. Enjoy!
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  • Common Causes for Slowing Brain Functions

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      Alzheimer's Disease
      Alzheimer's is defined as a progressive neurological disease of the brain that generally leads to the irreversible loss of brain functions and the loss of intellectual abilities. This includes memory and reasoning, and it becomes severe enough in its later stages to impede social or even occupational functioning of a person. Alzheimer's disease is also known as Senile Dementia of the Alzheimer Type (SDAT) or simply Alzheimer's.
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      Insomnia or Sleep Deprivation
      Sleep is necessary for optimal brain functioning, and you cannot boost a sleep-deprived brain. Period. Lack of adequate sleep can affect your mood and cause depression, anxiousness, and even clouded thinking.
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      Nutritional Deficiencies
      Nutritional deficiencies will affect the performance of your brain due to deficiencies in nutrients necessary for optimal brain function. Deficiencies involving magnesium, vitamin B-12, and amino acids can cause significant brain impairment; lack of concentration, short-term memory loss, attention deficit, and the inability to focus.
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    Tips, Tricks and Warning

    • Combining high doses of sodium benzoate and vitamin C can produce nasty carcinogens, so it is advised not to mix them.
    • You should complement your brain-boosting cinnamon diet with a healthy lifestyle to achieve optimum results.
    • If you're having issues mentally, disillusion, depression, and other psychological symptoms, its better to check with your doctor before doing anything else.
    • For more in-depth knowledge about Alzheimer's disease, you may want to read this article: Use coconut oil for Alzheimer's

    Questions and Answers

    What are the effects of Cinnamon deficiency on the Brain?

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    Cinnamon, when metabolized in the body, is said to be a rich source of iron and sodium benzoate, which are vital catalysts for enhanced body and brain function. Most Foodies would agree that cinnamon has come a long way from being an aromatic spice every kitchen must have to the brain booster that it is now known to be.

    'True Cinnamon', also known as Ceylon Cinnamon, comes from the bark the Cinnamon verum tree. Cassia cinnamon, native to Southeast Asia, comes from a completely different plant. It belongs to one of three varieties: Cinnamon cassia, Cinnamon burmannii and Cinnamon aromaticaum. It's most frequently cultivated in Indonesia, China and Vietnam.

    Cinnamon comes in the form of; essential oil, sticks, quills, or powder. Powder is typically used as food spice, aromatic blend, or as inhalant or fragrant, which produces beneficial therapeutic results in patients.

    Cinnamon has been used both as a food agent and treatment for centuries. In fact, Moses added cinnamon to his anointing oil. Alternative Chinese medicine also makes use of the cinnamon bark for a wide variety of medicinal reasons, derived from its extensive antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. Cinnamon is considered is one of top Chinese medicinal herbs and the second leading antioxidant among the roster of pure ancient herbs. This has been widely used as remedy for different types of illnesses from diabetes, colon cancer, arthritis, constipation, athlete's foot, erectile dysfunction, flatulence, diarrhea, menstrual cramps, joint pain and inflammation, to the common cold. Cinnamon is also known for its antioxidant, anticoagulant, and antimicrobial properties that are now being explored for treating different ailments specifically in line with its brain-enhancing qualities.

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    With the stated therapeutic and medicinal virtues cinnamon has on the brain and overall body functions, cinnamon deficiency especially in the central nervous system would definitely have a riveting impact on brain efficiency. Cinnamon is a potent medicinal herb packed in a delightful, warm, sweet packaging that is rich in iron, fiber, manganese, calcium, carbohydrates, vitamin K, vitamin C, and sodium benzoate. The lack or deficiency of these essential nutrients naturally found in cinnamon has the following effects on the brain:

    • Reduced Cognitive Abilities. These reductions are indicated by low levels of iron, sodium benzoate, and manganese in the brain. The efficiency of visual and spatial memory, as well as cognitive stimulation, response, and recognition is decreased.
    • Decreased Neurogenesis. Sodium benzoate, also a known food preservative, is a powerful component of cinnamon that accelerates the neurotrophic process, which plays a huge role in the generation of new neurons as well as enhancing the capacity of existing neurons. These chemical processes are vital to optimal brain function and performance.
    • Critical Brain Inflammation. Consuming cinnamon in appropriate doses is said to be very helpful in reducing or alleviating swelling in the brain, most often triggered by traumatic brain or head injury, as well as a result of major complications due to certain cranial anomalies.
    • Accelerated Progression of Age-Related Memory Deficiencies. The use of cinnamon is said to effectively slow down or even effectively stop the progress of certain degenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease in the elderly.

    In a recent study, participants were exposed to variety of odors (jasmine, peppermint, cinnamon, and odorless) as well as different flavors of chewing gums (cherry, peppermint, flavorless, and cinnamon). This study showed dramatic improvements in cognitive speed, visual-motor response, working memory, as well as virtual recognition and attention. Further studies are in progress to test and develop functional food enhancers for the brain using cinnamon. It's wise to note that certain people could develop allergies using cinnamon, while others may already be allergic to cinnamon. Always check the safety of food ingredients and make sure to purchase cinnamon that is FDA-approved. Seek the expert advice of a physician to know what product or method works best for your condition.

    Cinnamon will in fact help your body to fight off fungus and bacteria in the body, which will help increase blood flow/signals from the brain to the body. The correct cinnamon product to use is 'Real Cinnamon'. Cassia Cinnamon has blood-thinning properties that can cause damage to your organs due to long-term use.

    Does applesauce improve brain function?

    Yes, applesauce can improve brain function. Apples are rich in antioxidants and these antioxidants help improve the brain function and memory.

    Use of cinnamon as brain booster?

    According to studies, cinnamon can boost your brainpower. They have found two compounds in the cinnamon, proanthocyanidins and cinnamaldehyde that can deal with defective tau proteins.

    These proteins in the brain can eventually cause brain cells to die so it is really beneficial to include cinnamon in our diets.

    Smelling cinnamon or chewing cinnamon gum can help improve brain functions.

    What is the dosage for pure cinnamon to use to boost my brainpower?

    I'm having memory problems and I am wondering if I may be getting Alzheimer's disease. I want to try using pure Cinnamon. I have tried: I have been taking turmeric, Alfa powder and now I'm taking Berberine. I have tried other herbs in the past, but not sure right now what I took. I think it was caused by: I am not sure. I am 65 years old and still working, but I find my mind suddenly goes blank, I repeat myself, I sometimes I forget where I put my keys, where I put other things. I have to think about what I want to say when I am talking to people. I've forgotten to turn off the burner (use timer now) or I forget to turn off the water. It is hard to talk to people now, as I have to think about what I want to say

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    Is it bad to smell glue and cinnamon at the same time?

    Smelling glue kills brain cells while smelling cinnamon prevent brain cells from dying, therefore doesn't that make smelling glue not a problem?. I have tried: No. I think it was caused by: Just curious

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