Cinnamon is classified as an herb which is found underneath the bark of a Cinnamomum tree commonly grown in South East Asia and Sri Lanka. There are two types of cinnamon commonly used in Western Culture marketplace known as Ceylon and Cassia. Recent research conducted by the American Diabetes Association uncovered information which has shown how effective cinnamon can be towards reducing blood sugar levels for Diabetic patients.
In a recent study conducted by Alam Khan at the American Diabetes Association, a group of sixty people were tested to see how the introduction of cinnamon could potentially decrease glucose levels in the blood. The results of the study showed that a total of 40 out of 60 people tested, (66 percent) showed a decrease in glucose and LDL and HDL Cholesterol when consuming up to 6 grams of cinnamon on a daily basis.
The results of this study confirmed that intake of 1, 3, or 6 grams of cinnamon per day reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol in people with type 2 Diabetes and suggest that when people who suffer with type 2 Diabetes include cinnamon in their daily diet this could reduce risk factors often associated with diabetes and even cardiovascular diseases.
Cinnamon is a versatile herb and is used for many health treatments and ailments beyond Diabetes. According to Dr. David Jockers from the Exodus Health Center in Kennesaw, GA, cinnamon is one of the most powerful antioxidants available naturally. It has the second highest content of antioxidant property among all spices. It contains ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), which oxidizes and neutralizes the Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) into harmless compounds that can be easily metabolized.
According to the study by Peter Ward from University of Michigan, Cinnamon can significantly reduce inflammation often associated with pain, redness, swelling and heat. Cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde that is used to arrest the release of inflammatory agents from the cell membrane. Cinnamon can also be used as a great way to treat digestive problems such as gas and bloating based on author Laura Dolson, the writer of ‘Low Carb Diets’ guide.
These recent medical discoveries have concluded that cinnamon may in fact be one of the newest super foods which use natural ingredients to help reduce several of the common ailments common in Western Culture today. To learn more about additional benefits of Cinnamon, and review detailed information on the medical benefits of Cinnamon, please click the link provided below to the article posted at BeWellBuzz.com.
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