A Spicy Antimicrobial

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A Spicy Antimicrobial

Like many other spices, cinnamon has largely been overlooked when it comes to its antimicrobial properties. Several studies have found that cinnamon is effective at destroying most of the food-borne pathogenic bacteria that have caused the majority of the food-poisoning outbreaks we’ve been seeing lately. These include strains like Escherichia coliSalmonella anatum, Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, and Listeria monocytogenes.

In addition, it also happens to be excellent for oral health, as well as a breath-freshening agent. 

Personally, I love cinnamon and use it in my morning protein shake. I also take about 250 mg four times a day whenever I want to freshen my breath. 

Pure Bulk sells cinnamon extract in 250 g, 500 g, and 100 kg bags. If you prefer to take cinnamon that’s already encapsulated, there are several brands you can try, including Swanson or Nature’s Way.

Now it's your turn: How do you like to eat cinnamon?

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