Cinnamon and Diabetes

I recently wrote about the benefits of cinnamon. One of those benefits was a regulatory effect on blood sugar, which makes it great for people with Type 2 diabetes. Yesterday there was a news story about the latest study on cinnamon and diabetes:

In one lab study, the team said it found that cinnamon contains polyphenols, or antioxidants, that boost proteins that are important in activating insulin, transporting glucose and responding to inflammation, Web site WebMD reported.

The second study extracted proanthocyanidin, a type of polyphenol in the commonly used spice that researchers say may have insulin-like properties.

It’s amazing how something we all have in our kitchens and take for granted can have such a big impact upon our health. I’m sure over the next few years researchers will uncover even more health benefits of cinnamon. In the meantime, I plan to use it whenever I get a chance.

If you want to buy cinnamon to help control your blood sugar, read 4 Best Cinnamon Powders to make sure you’re getting true Ceylon cinnamon and not cassia, which does not have the same benefits.

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