Most people know cinnamon is a healthy spice that you can add to do pretty much anything! I love using it in my yogurt, sweet potatoes and coffee. But did you know there are 2 different kinds of cinnamon??
That’s right, if you shop in the US, it’s most likely the cinnamon you’re sprinkling on your food is TOXIC. Several studies have found that eating too much coumarin may cause liver toxicity and damage!!
Taken from Healthline.com: The coumarin content of ground Cassia cinnamon may range from 7 to 18 milligrams per teaspoon (2.6 grams), while Ceylon cinnamon only contains trace amounts of coumarin.
The tolerable daily intake of coumarin is approximately 0.05 mg/pound (0.1 mg/kg) of body weight, or 5 mg per day for a 130-pound (59-kg) person. This means that just 1-2 TEASPOONS of Cassia cinnamon could put you over the daily limit.
Several studies have found that eating too much coumarin may cause liver toxicity and damage.
So when shopping for cinnamon you want to make sure you’re getting Ceylon cinnamon and NOT Cassia or Saigon!! Share this post and spread the word to your friends and family! - 2 minutes ago