Become Smarter By Eating Cinnamon

July 14, 2016

Scientists say they've discovered "one of the safest and the easiest approaches to convert poor learners to good learners." And all you have to do is eat cinnamon. In a recent study, researchers found that mice that had previously demonstrated poor memory learned to navigate a maze in less than half the time after taking cinnamon orally for a month, even when the location of the exit was changed with each test. According to researchers, the mechanism behind cinnamon’s brain-enhancing influence is sodium benzoate—a chemical our body extracts from cinnamon when metabolized by the liver. Studies have shown that sodium benzoate has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions and helps promote strong, healthy neurons. Scientist say about a half teaspoon of cinnamon powder per day is equivalent of the dose given to the mice in the study. Here's to your noggin'!

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