There is a very simple answer to that question, YES! From the ability to relieve muscle soreness to helping cognitive function cinnamon is a must in all athletes diets. Below explains just some of the benefits of Cinnamon.
Blood Sugar Regulation
Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar.
It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.
One study found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
High in Nutrients
It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.
Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.
Aids Exercise Recovery
It has been shown to reduce inflammation, reduce oxidative stress and ease muscle soreness as well as cramping.
Cinnamon was once a major form of currency and wars were fought over its value. If that doesn't convince you of its importance than what will? All kidding aside, get some cinnamon in your daily diet and see the benefits.