Cinnamon helps stabilize blood sugar and has anti-inflammatory aspects too! It’s one of the few sweet nutrients that have positive nutritional affects.
- Researchers at the USDA’s Human Nutrition Research Center have shown that methylhydroxychalcone polymer (MHCP), an ingredient in cinnamon, mimics insulin and increases the sensitivity of the cell’s receptors to the action of insulin with as little as 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon daily.
- New studies show that people with type 2 diabetes who consume 1 to 2 teaspoons of cinnamon daily had lower levels of blood sugar, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol.
- A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2007) showed by adding a teaspoon of cinnamon to rice pudding offset the usual high-blood sugar spike following dessert.
Call to Action:
Consume cinnamon on a daily basis! Sprinkle cinnamon on oatmeal, add 1 to 2 teaspoons to your smoothies, or enjoy cinnamon sticks in hot tea.
Nutritional Note: 2 teaspoons of cinnamon contain 57 milligrams of calcium.
To your wellness,
Source: Prime Time Health by William Sears M.D.