Cinnamon The Nice Spice

 Cinnamon

They say, “sugar and spice, but not everything is nice” except cinnamon. It’s really nice. There are no sweetners in mud and we say that with pride. Although we did add cinnamon for the flavor and sweetening properties. But as you have probably read by now, we don’t just add things for taste. Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years for its health benefits in regulating blood sugar, its antioxidant properties, and its ability to lower blood pressure.

Intermittent fasting has become very common and it has shown to have great benefits. A lot of us at mud do intermittent fasting. Fasting can cause your blood sugar to spike. Cinnamon when used in studies showed that it had significant results in reducing fasting blood sugar. Controlling these spikes can maintain your energy levels while fasting. It does this by increasing insulin sensitivity. Which allows the hormone to do what it needs to do. The blood sugar regulating component works so well in cinnamon that has been shown in type 2 diabetics to lower serum glucose, triglycerides, and LDL cholesterol. Lowering all kinds of health risks in diabetic patients.

 

The benefits of mud adding cinnamon was that although it is acting as a “sweetener” it has anti cancer effects unlike sugary sweeteners, which are now being linked to cancer. Cinnamon has a powerful effect on cancer cells. The spice stops and reduces the growth of cancer cells and the formation of blood cells in tumors. It even seems to be toxic to cancer cells because of how it causes cell death.

Sugar has been shown to raise your blood pressure directly. Cinnamon, our “sweetener” actually goes onto lower your blood pressure. Uncontrolled high blood pressure contributes to many lethal heart conditions like stroke and coronary congestive heart failure. In a study that had participants take a cinnamon extract for monthly visits showed a significant drop in blood pressure the first month and continued to reduce in monthly visits. It is safe to say cinnamon is the more athletic brother to sugar.

 

So as you can tell we didn’t just put cinnamon in MUD\WTR for the taste. We wanted it to benefit you while making it a bit sweeter. We could have just thrown sugar in to sweeten mud up, but that wouldn’t be nice.

-G\M