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Cinnamon and diabetes

Adding some spice to your life may do more than enhance the flavor of foods!

In Ayurveda cinnamon is used in treating type II diabetes. Interestingly I read a study published by Diabetes Care who reports on people with type II diabetes. The patients were given differing daily amounts of cinnamon. Regardless of the amount of cinnamon they received, the study group reduced their blood glucose levels by 18 to 29 percent compared to those receiving a placebo.

They also experienced a reduction in their LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Add cinnamon to your diet. If it works for you, cinnamon should be used as an adjunct to, but not a substitute for, other medications and lifestyle measures such as exercise, a healthy diet and shedding extra pounds – all of which are proven ways to help control glucose levels.

Smile, eat healthy and be good to yourself and your health!

About the author

picture-3Sally Goldfinger teaches authentic hatha yoga around the world and leads specialised hatha and ayurveda retreats in India. Her unique teaching style focuses on stress relief, inner balance, and cleansing of the physical body leading to the purification of the mind. Find out more about Sally at IONYOGA.