Since ancient times Cinnamon used as medicine. Cinnamon is a spice that derived from the inner bark that on the branches of the wild Cinnamon tree. Plants grow in tropical areas across the South America, Southeast Asia, and Carribean. There are two types of Cinnamon which is Cassia and Ceylon.
Cinnamon used in baking and cooking. However, this spice can do more than this. Cinnamon has shown improvement in results in lowering the blood sugar levels in individual who is affected by the type 2 diabetes. And also increase insulin sensitivity. Cinnamon has a compound that is called “Insulin Potentiating Factor” that can increase the activity of insulin.
How it affect diabetes?
A study that published in Diabetes care journal published in 2003 made a study of 60 men and women who affected with type 2 diabetes who were already taking pills for diabetes. The study suggests that the cassia cinnamon may reduce the risk factors linked to the cardiovascular disease and diabetes and improves the cholesterol and blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes.
Dialy intake of one, three or six grams shown results to reduce serum glucose, LDL or bad cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglyceride among the 60 middle aged diabetes patients after 40 days. Cinnamon is relatively safe however keep in mind that using for some person may allergic.
Health experts claims as a result of the scientific evidence available that the cinnamon contains properties that can regulate the blood sugar levels and treatment for individuals affected with type 2 diabetes. However, keep in mind that many natural compounds contained in cinnamon are yet to medically approved for treatment and prevention of any diseases.
Health benefits of Cinnamon
Cinnamon is not only used for regulating blood sugar levels and lowering the cholesterol levels. Majority of these health benefits listed down associated with true cinnamon or also known as Ceylon cinnamon, the species involved in the diabetes is research is cassia. These are the other health benefits
- Great source of vital nutrients including iron, calcium, manganese, and fiber.Boosts the immune system of the body.
- Boosts the immune system of the body.
- Relieve pain for individuals who suffer arthritis.
- Have the anticlotting effect on the blood.
- Reduce leukemia and lymphoma cancer cell proliferation.
- Preserve food spoilage and also preserve food by inhibiting growth of bacterial
- Stop the medication-resistant yeast infections
Where to buy cinnamon?
Cinnamon sold in many forms such as powdered, cinnamon sticks, tablet supplement, tea and also in the form of oil. Cinnamon or these products can found in most of the health stores, supermarkets and also in the Asian food shops. You can also buy cinnamon capsules from a diabetes stores.
If you are planning to add cinnamon to the diet, you should talk with your consulting doctor and add the prescribed quantity to the diet.