The Diabetic Diet: Cinnamon
Learn about the benefits of adding cinnamon to a diabetic diet
However, research suggests that chemicals in saliva render it ineffective, so I don’t recommend just adding ground cinnamon to your food. Instead, take a water-soluble cinnamon extract. You should be able to find multiple brands in your local health food store.
The undesirable compounds that cinnamon contains are eliminated when mixed in hot water. Therefore, drinking cinnamon tea or adding cinnamon to ground coffee before brewing are other great options.
The suggested dose is ¼ to ½ teaspoon (or the supplement equivalent) twice a day.
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