Cinnamon – blood sugar stabliser

Nicola MasseyNutrition and Wellbeing

Type 2 Diabetic hope

Just 1/2 a teaspoon a day can make your cells more sensitive to insulin which results in stablising your blood sugar. This makes it a very interesting spice for type 2 diabetics. Like with anything I recommend it is wise to get tested first to see if suitable.

Unbeatable antioxidant

Cinnamon is loaded with powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols and is said to be even more potent than my usual go to remedies of garlic and oregano. So I’m supplementing with it to see what benefits me this winter, I’ll keep you posted.

How to use

In the mean time adding cinnamon to you toast with some raw honey is a delicious and firm favourite with my boys or spicing up a warmed apple juice on a cold autumn evening with a stick of cinnamon and a few cloves is a lovely tonic. Oh and try with it with cacao to make a rich hot chocolate it’s seriously good.

All these natural ingredients like cinnamon are a brucy bonus that we should incorporate daily. It’s all about trying to maximise your anti-oxidant intake so your tackling the free radical activity in your body that cause disease.

True Celyon Cinnamon

When buying cinnamon it’s important to buy the Ceylon (“true” cinnamon) as is more powerful and studies show that it is much lower in coumarin than the Cassia variety which is what you get in shops. You probably won’t find Celyon it in a supermarket so try Amazon