Cinnamon is rich in manganese, iron, calcium and fiber. It has been used since medieval times to cure diarrhea, indigestion and bloating. It helps prevent the spread of cancer cells, the formation of stomach ulcers, and assists in curing bacterial infections. Cinnamon lowers blood sugar levels along with bad cholesterol levels (LDL) while having no effect on the good cholesterol (HDL). Hence, it’s beneficial for both heart and Type 2 diabetes patients. The lowering of blood sugar levels and improvement in cholesterol rations helps to reverse insulin resistance or pre-diabetes. since cinnamon is sweet to the taste, it also satisfies the craving for sweet foods that generally afflicts diabetics.
- A Message from Dr. Sue Stroia