Cinnamon and Blood Sugar Levels

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How it Can Help You Lose Weight

Cinnamon is a thermogenic herb which means it is warming to the body. This helps people who constantly have cold feet and hands, especially in winter with a raw food diet and juice diet and just in general warming in winter.

Cinnamon helps the body to stabilize blood sugar levels. If the levels are too high then insulin is produced by the body to lower the blood sugar levels. When there is too much insulin or chronically high levels of insulin produced the blood sugars are then converted to fat and stored in unwanted places. Now that they are converted to fat and stored, the blood sugar levels are low.

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This low in blood sugar can play havoc on your body’s ability to produce energy and can cause fatigue and decreased energy. Generally you then feel the need to eat more to give yourself more energy. It is this yo-yo pattern that can put on the pounds and affects your energy and fatigue levels.

Research has not defined yet whether cinnamon either helps to improve the function of insulin or helps the blood sugars to be absorbed. It does slow the emptying of the stomach. But either way when your blood sugars are stable and the right amount of insulin is produced, your body will use the sugars as an energy source rather than just convert it and store it as fat.

Arthritis sufferers can find relief from mixing honey and cinnamon together either in a cup of hot water to drink or make a paste and massage it into the arthritis affected area.

Honey and cinnamon together has a list of diseases and ailments it is helpful for. Cinnamon and honey especially non-heated honey and Manuka honey have antibacterial properties. The common cold, gas build up and stomach ache, stomach ulcers, bladder infections, heart disease, pimples, skin infections and Menopause are just some of the problems that can be helped by Cinnamon and Honey.

Cinnamon can also be taken as a tablet. Although by adding a ¼ teaspoon too any of your meals that you already have, will enhance the flavour and be great for your body too.

Favourite cinnamon recipes

– Cubed mango, 1 passion fruit and cinnamon – combine together and eat

– Peanut or Almond butter on celery stick and cinnamon sprinkled on top

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