Manage Diabetes with Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains an ingredient called methylhydroxy chalcone polymer (MHCP), which is very helpful for treating diabetes. You see, in addition to being a potent antioxidant, MHCP also improves insulin sensitivity.
Research suggests, however, that chemicals in saliva render it ineffective. Therefore, instead of just adding ground cinnamon to your food, you should take a water-soluble cinnamon extract. You should be able to find multiple brands in your local health food store.
You should also know that the undesirable compounds that cinnamon contains are eliminated when mixed in hot water, so drinking cinnamon tea or adding cinnamon to ground coffee before brewing are other great options. To use cinnamon tea or cinnamon-infused coffee to help you manage blood sugar, aim for a quarter- to a half-teaspoon (or the supplement equivalent) twice a day.
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