Cinnamomum verum/cassia (cinnamon), the third most consumed spice in the world, is just not a great flavouring substance but is also one laden with several potential health benefits. Here are some latest scientific evidences that tell us this:
- Cinnamon and Diabetes: Recent studies with ½ to 1 ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder supplementation for 40 days reduced blood sugar by 24%, suggesting that cinnamon can indeed lower insulin resistance. Another study done in china showed significant improvement in HbA1c values.
- Cinnamon and Lipids: A study published in Diabetes care showed that consuming up to 6 grams of cinnamon per day reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes.
- Cinnamon and PCOS: Research presented at the International Federation of Fertility Societies/American Society for Reproductive Medicine meeting illustrated data that adding cinnamon to their diet can improve menstrual cycle regularity in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
- Cinnamon and Cancer prevention: Researchers from University of Arizona have found that the compound cinnamaldehyde that gives cinnamon its distinct flavor has the ability to protect against colorectal cancer in mice. More research in human subjects on its effect in cancer prevention is needed.
Take your daily dose of cinnamon as a powder in your tea/coffee or as a supplement in capsule form. OptimHealth Blood Sugar supplement has cinnamon as one of the key ingredients.
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