Cinnamon Lowers Blood Sugar Levels

Cinnamon Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
Well, it does. If you missed to read about it, the news has been out there for quite some time now.
The active substance in cinnamon that does the trick is a polyphenol called MHCP. It lowers blood sugar levels by mimicking the action of insulin. It`s been shown to lower blood sugar levels with 20% on average. It works in both - diabetics and non-diabeics.
So, make sure you use cinnamon in your meals. The powdered cinnamon works just as well as cinnamon in sticks and capsule form. The doses used in the trials were 1 to 6 grams.
Cinnamon use offers additional benefits. It lowers the "bad" cholestrol levels and fights free radicals.

Side Effects of Over-Dosing:

Unless you have liver damage, it should be OK for you to enjoy it in food. If you do have liver problems, be careful, because large amounts of cinnamon may make them worse.
Also Overdose of cinnamon may irritate the mouth and may also cause allergic reaction. Taking large amount of cinnamon may be dangerous for people having heart condition as cinnamon increases heart rate.
Using cinnamon in its whole form in food, instead of in a tablet, is always best.

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