In a landmark study on the effects of cinnamon pre-diabetic subjects, researchers from The Ohio Research Group discovered that regularly using this spice (it is a spice, right? I mean, I keep it with my spices. I have no idea, I'm a guy) significantly reduced fasting blood sugar and systolic blood pressure.
Specifically, the researchers found a cinnamon extract known as Cinnulin-PF to be the most effective in doses of 500mg per day. Perhaps the most impressive part of the study (also the part that makes it different from other diabetes related studie on cinnamon), which was published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (JISSN), was that the positive effects Cinnulin had on blood sugar, blood pressure and overall body composition occurred without changes in diet or exercise.
So, the next time you order your drink or choice, or even want to add some flavor to a whole grain cereal, be sure to reach for this blood sugar and heart healthy additive.Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments