Yesterday I posted on FB that some exciting research is happening on the use of cinnamon to have some positive effect–albeit modest–on blood sugar, especially spikes in blood sugar…which you’re probably more likely to experience during the Holidays than in your usual (nutritious???) dietary practices.
As promised, here’s a link to the free download of an interesting article on this subject, published in 2015 in the open-access science journal PLOS One.
The results: a significant lowering of fasting plasma glucose (fasting blood sugar, usually what your annual lab test measures) in people who were already overweight (and “pre-diabetic”…much as I despise that term) who took a cinnamon-containing supplement, compared with overweight “pre-diabetic” folks who took placebo.
Please note that these subjects took a supplement that contained not only cinnamon but also chromium (also thought to be helpful in blood sugar control) and carnosine (an amino acid supplement). This study is from France…much nutritional and other great science research is coming from outside the US these days…
You’ll find some other interesting articles in PubMed (MEDLINE, ie, the National Library of Medicine’s collection) on cinnamon and blood sugar.
I’ll also be posting this article (and some other Holiday health info) on the Healthy Mouth Media Web site, home of the new information source for the health-care consumer my partner Bonnie Benjamin and I have just launched:
…and, stay tuned for another site we’ll soon be launching to tell consumers about HMM’s Functional Oral Health Summit, set for September 2017, produced by Health Talks Online…we’re very excited and will be bringing you more info on that shortly.
…more soon; until then, stay safe, have fun, and keep DOING YOUR OWN RESEARCH!!!