Thanks to Mr.
B for asking for more information on this topic. This proved to
be quite interesting under further investigation, which showed that
Cinnamon can assist in lowering blood sugar. How is that for spicing
significantly help people with type 2 diabetes improve their ability
to regulate their blood sugar. As a matter of fact, this study found
that it increased glucose metabolism 20-fold.
a test tube and in animal studies, the spice appeared to increase
glucose metabolism by about 20 times.
trials using a cinnamon extract on humans are due to begin in 6
maintain that this could be a good means of lowering or controlling
blood glucose levels at very little cost and could prove helpful
to millions of people.
16 million Americans suffer from diabetes with 95% of them having
type 2 diabetes, where the body's cells fail to recognize insulin.
a result, the amount of sugar in the blood remains high, leading
to fatigue, blurred vision, and other problems. Over the long term,
excess blood glucose can increase the risk of heart disease, kidney
failure and blindness.
is the seventh-leading cause of death in the US, according to the
American Diabetes Association. Yet, because of its influence in
raising the risk of other problems, particularly heart disease,
diabetes may be responsible for many more deaths than is attributed
A. Anderson, lead scientist at the Beltsville, Maryland-based Human
Nutrition Research Center, a branch of the US Department of Agriculture
(USDA), explained that his mostly unpublished research shows that
a compound in cinnamon called methylhydroxy chalcone polymer (MHCP)
makes fat cells more responsive to insulin by activating an enzyme
that causes insulin to bind to cells and inhibiting the enzyme that
blocks this process.
While it is
too soon to recommend the spice as a regular treatment for type
2 diabetes, Dr. Anderson said patients could try adding 1/4 - 1
teaspoon of cinnamon to their food. "The worst that will happen
is it won't do any good and the best is that it will help dramatically,"
Findings Announced by the USDA August, 2000.
you like cinnamon as much as I do what a super way to reduce blood
sugar. It is very unlikely that any adverse reaction would come
of this due to the fact that this is a food. However you should
not this is NOT a “cure” for diabetes and should be
used in conjunction with other dietary changes such as rigid restriction
of all grains and replacing them with large amounts of vegetables
along with regular exercise.
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