(NaturalPath) According to a study out of RMIT University and published in Scientific Reports, adding cinnamon to your diet can cool your body by up to two degrees as well as contribute to a general improvement in overall health.

A researcher explains how the process works in pigs by saying, “When pigs feed at room temperature, carbon dioxide (CO2) gas increases in their stomach. Cinnamon in their food reduces this gas by decreasing the secretion of gastric acid and pepsin from the stomach walls, which in turn cools the pigs’ stomachs during digestion. When pigs are hot, they hyperventilate, which reduces CO2 production. With cinnamon treatment, CO2 decreases even further. This not only cools the pigs but leads to a significant improvement.”

The study was conducted using swallowable gas sensor capsules or smart pills that are developed at the university. The researchers see the link between pigs and humans and understand why cinnamon is so common in hot areas of the world as it, “Makes people feel better and gives them a feeling of cooling down.”

So, if you tend to work outside and are hot or are just naturally always feeling overheated, just try adding cinnamon to your diet regularly to cool down a bit.

raziRazi Berry, Founder and Publisher of Naturopathic Doctor News & Review (ndnr.com) and NaturalPath (thenatpath.com), has spent the last decade as a natural medicine advocate and marketing whiz. She has galvanized and supported the naturopathic community, bringing a higher quality of healthcare to millions of North Americans through her publications. A self-proclaimed health-food junkie and mother of two; she loves all things nature, is obsessed with organic gardening, growing fruit trees (not easy in Phoenix), laughing until she snorts, and homeschooling. She is a little bit crunchy and yes, that is her real name.

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