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Cinnamon converts poor learning mice to good learners

(Rush University Medical Center) Cinnamon is a delicious addition to toast, coffee and breakfast rolls. Eating the tasty household spice also might improve learning ability, according to new study results…
The study by neurological scientists at Rush University Medical Center found that feeding cinnamon to laboratory mice determined to have poor learning ability made the mice better learners.
"This would be one of the safest and the easiest approaches to convert poor learners to good learners," said Kalipada Pahan, PhD, the lead researcher of the study.
Community: Cassia cinnamon, the most common cinnamon sold in the U.S., contains a toxin called coumarin, which can be toxic to the liver in some people. The safer cinnamon is "true cinnamon" (cinnamon verum), which comes from Ceylon. It’s more expensive, but may be better for your health. I buy our spices from Whole Foods’ bulk section, and they’ve assured me that their cinnamon does not come from the cassia tree.
Also, it may be better not to use a lot of sugar with the cinnamon, because sugar can also be detrimental to your health.
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