Concerned about your blood sugar?
There are lots of BIG changes you can make to improve your numbers.
For example, a total diet overhaul. Or tons of exercise. And mainstream docs will steer you towards drugs with skyrocketing price tags or even major surgery.
But there’s one SIMPLE change you can make to your routine that can have a DRAMATIC effect on your blood sugar control.
It will only cost you pennies a day. (In fact, you may have some in your house RIGHT NOW.) It’s delicious.
And it can kick in quickly.
Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to man. It’s been used medicinally for thousands of years.
Slash blood sugar in 5 weeks for pennies a day
Whether it’s your first step in reigning in your blood sugar… or an addition to solutions you’re already using… cinnamon could help YOU worry less about your numbers.
A study published in the journal Diabetic Medicine found the spice can significantly improve blood sugar in just 12 weeks.
Volunteers took about one-quarter of a teaspoon of common cinnamon a day in the form of a capsule. And in less than two months, with NO other changes, their blood sugar dropped a healthy eight percent.
Plus, it improved blood pressure too.
And in a USDA study diabetics taking cinnamon for 40 days…
- slashed fasting blood sugars 18 to 29 percent
- lowered triglycerides 23 to 30 percent
- cut total cholesterol 12 to 26 percent
And the spice’s benefits don’t end there…
Cinnamon brings bunches of health benefits to the table
Cinnamon contains powerful polyphenols, which have been shown to…
- bump up brain function
- sidestep infections
- zap harmful bacteria
- help speed healing
- boost circulation
- soothe belly pain
And researchers say the spice could also benefit anyone at risk for heart disease or stroke… which, let’s face it covers most folks we know.
This oils in cinnamon are natural blood thinners. In fact, these compounds help prevent platelets from clumping up in your arteries. Which means unwanted blood clots have less chance of forming.
Cinnamon also contains compounds that can help slash inflammation, lower cholesterol, and cut triglycerides.
Improve insulin response with cinnamon
But it’s cinnamon’s blood sugar benefits that are really turning some heads.
Here’s how we think it works…
Cinnamon helps to slow down how quickly your stomach empties after eating a meal.
Which means even if you’ve indulged in some higher carb or glycemic foods the sugar doesn’t get dumped into your bloodstream all at once. Instead, the glucose slowly enters your blood a little bit at a time.
This allows your body to have more time to respond by producing extra insulin. And prevents after meal blood-sugar spikes.
But when you’re having blood sugar issues, your insulin response can’t always be relied on. And it turns out cinnamon could help with that too.
Cinnamon may be able to help lower your blood sugar by…
- Acting as an “insulin substitute” by instructing your cells to let more sugar in where it can be used
- Increasing insulin sensitivity by essentially re-activating your body’s worn-out insulin receptors, so more sugar gets shuttled into your cells
And it also may help block the enzyme that damaged your insulin receptors in the first place.
Pretty impressive for something as simple as adding a sprinkle of cinnamon to your morning oatmeal or coffee.
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