Do you know that cinnamon is good for diabetic patients? Yes, you heard it right. While browsing through the net, I came across an article from Newsmax Health, which talked about the topic in detail. The study had also been published in journal of “Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics”. Scroll below to look in details to what the article says.
Cinnamon controlling diabetes:
As per a new study report – It is good for diabetic patients to have cinnamon (1 full spoon) per day for reducing level of blood sugar in them.
The fact came from the study made by researchers at Ball State University. According to their research work – diabetics who have consumed spices with cereal in their breakfast respectively have lessened their levels of blood sugar. The study had been conducted on nearly 30 diabetic patients; some of them being with normal human body weight as per BMI (Body Mass Index) and others being overweight.
About the research done:
The research work began when serving those diabetic patients with cinnamon along with cereal in breakfast. The study has shown levels of blood sugar decreased by nearly 25% as mentioned by “Counsel&Heal”.
As per MedXPress, researchers are of the view, “”Although the amount used in the study – 6 grams or about 2 1/2 teaspoons – was much more than a sprinkle, our subjects found the taste acceptable.”
Further, they added, “Cinnamon can be added to a wide variety of foods. Some ideas include yogurt, iced coffees and teas, fruit smoothies and muffins.”
From the findings, researchers came to conclusion that the quantity of cinnamon being used in research work was only 6 grams or a bit more but it worked on the patients, as they had preferred the taste. Even they said that cinnamon is good to be added in numerous food items some of which are:
Even after the completion of research; they (researchers) want to continue the study further. Since they found good results doing primary research on cinnamon controlling blood sugar levels; they hope to get encouraging outcomes by continuing the research work.
Counsel&Heal also reported that researchers said, “Nearly 80 million American adults have pre-diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood glucose that often leads to diabetes.”
Researchers also stated that their findings had shown about 80 million adults in America are found to have suffered from pre-diabetes. This (Pre-diabetes) is a medical condition, which results in diabetes later on. The problem is diagnosed when higher level of blood glucose is found in a human body.
Summary and learning:
There are lots of things to learn from the article. First of all, the findings of the researchers proved that consumption of cinnamon with regular breakfast could result in positive impacts in diabetic patients. Even you can add cinnamon with other food items for consumption. From now onwards, if you or any of your family members is facing the problem, make sure to give him/her cinnamon regularly with breakfast.
Sources: newsmaxhealth.com, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics