In this video, we’re going to talk about cinnamon–specifically Ceylon cinnamon! One teaspoon a day can have some promising benefits to your health. Cinnamon is the oldest spice and the most consumed spice in the world.
The active component in cinnamon is called cinnamaldehyde. It has potent anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticancer, and antidiabetic properties. Here are 9 antidiabetic effects of cinnamon:
1. Increased insulin sensitivity
2. Increased glucose sensitivity
3. Decreased risk of NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease)
4. Protects the kidneys
5. Restores peripheral neuropathy
6. Prevents endothelial dysfunction
7. Decreased risk of cataracts
8. Decreased harmful lipid accumulation
9. Decreased inflammation of the brain
There are numerous ways to consume your daily cinnamon! You can try adding it to your tea or coffee, or taking a cinnamon supplement. You can also add it to different foods. Cinnamon is not only beneficial for diabetes, but for insulin resistance as well. If you are insulin resistant, you can benefit from a daily dose of cinnamon.