Insulin Sensitivity and Cinnamon

 The more I look into low-carb, slow carb, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, heart diseased, etc.  the more I am becoming convinced that insulin, and insulin management are absolutely key to health for most modern Americans.  I think Atkins was on the right road with his diet, and I think more and more research has and will come out backing up this point of view.  While searching around for further information today, I found and older but still very interesting news regarding the effect of cinammon on insulin levels.  I am going to start adding a little cinnamon to my morning Kashi GOLEAN Hot:

The researchers saw an improvement of roughly 20 percent in blood sugar, cholesterol and triglyceride levels in volunteers eating as little as one gram (less than 1/2 teaspoon) of cinnamon per day for 40 days. No advantage was seen in taking more than that amount. Significantly, the volunteers’ blood sugar levels started climbing when the cinnamon was stopped.

Source: Spicing Up Insulin Sensitivity / November 21, 2003 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service

 

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