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Largest Authentic Indian Grocery Store In The Bay Area

Bharat Bazar offers a wide selection of authentic Indian groceries. Our commitment for delivering quality and value to our customers has made us the go-to destination for the largest variety of Indian groceries in the Bay Area.

Three Convenient Locations to Better Serve You

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Fremont Location:
3400 Mowry Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538

Sunnyvale Location:
1165 Reed Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Union City Location:
34301 Alvarado Niles
Union City, CA 95487

5 Important Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is an important ingredient in Indian cuisine. It’s found in our rich, decadent and flavor full chai’s. It’s also an important ingredient in many desserts as well as part of many masala mixtures. It adds a unique blend of bold and intense flavors to any dish. Today we wanted to share 5 great benefits of this amazing spice that has its origins from the bark of a tree.

Mind Power

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Cinnamon has been shown to sharpen memory and cognitive thinking due to its neurotrophic factors. This magical spice has the ability to keep existing brains cells thrive while encouraging the growth of new ones.  It’s also been shown to reduce the risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. To be put mildly, make cinnamon a part of your daily life.

Antioxidants

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Throughout our day’s our body is in a war with the elements. Our bodies have been destined to fight the elements and keep harmful intruders out. These are known as free radicals. Antioxidants act has a defense unit to help us live healthier lives by eliminating free radicals. Cinnamon is considered an antioxidant and helps the body stay in a healthy homeostatic state.

Preventing Diabetes

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If you’re South Asian you could very well be genetically predisposed to diabetes. Although genetics accounts for only a 7% factor in the transition of diseases, it’s still good to take every advantage of this healthy spice. Cinnamon has been shown to decrease insulin resistance. There has been comprehensive research that shows that cinnamon can also help slow blood sugar levels when eaten with carbs.

Lowers Cholesterol

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Although the research isn’t conclusive, much research points to the cholesterol lowering LDL and increasing HDL cholesterol. LDL or low-density lipoproteins gathers cholesterol in your arteries which makes you more susceptible to heart attacks and strokes, while HDL or high-density lipoproteins aids in brining cholesterol to your liver where it can be filtered and eventually dispelled.

Antimicrobial Properties

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Before refrigeration, cinnamon was used to preserve food and give it a longer shelf life. In many Indian dishes, cinnamon is used as part of the masala to not only enhance flavor but also preserve it so the dishes freshness and integrity can lost for a few more days. In addition, cinnamon has been shown to clear mucus build up during the common cold and coughs while improving bodily circulation.

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