Saturday, June 20, 2009

Common spice can help control blood sugar

Ordinary cinnamon has shown great promise in clinical studies as a possible treatment of Type II Diabetes. A recent clinical study published in the Diabetes Care journal has revealed that the ingestion of a mere half-teaspoon of cinnamon every day significantly reduced the level of blood sugar in those with diabetes.

In addition, the same study found that cinnamon was able to reduce triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in the same study participants. The results of this study demonstrate that the inclusion of cinnamon in the diet of people with Type II Diabetes will reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
In other clinical studies, cinnamon has been shown to be a powerful anti-microbial agent, one that has the ability to kill germs as E. coli and other harmful bacteria. As a side note, there is new evidence that cinnamon may be helpful in the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease

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