Cinnamon has also been widely studied for its potential use in lowering blood sugar levels and positive impact in losing body fat. First, cinnamon has been shown to decrease the amount of glucose that enters your bloodstream after a meal. Second, a compound in cinnamon can act on cells by mimicking insulin. This greatly improves glucose uptake by your cells, though it acts much slower than insulin itself.
It also contains traces of vitamins B and K and the antioxidants choline, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin.Antioxidants can reduce oxidative stress and may help prevent cancer, type 2 diabetes, and many other conditions.
Ceylon Cinnamon Grounded Powder
A teaspoon of grounded cinnamon weighing 2.6 g contains:
Energy: 6.42 calories
Carbohydrates: 2.1 g
Calcium: 26.1 milligrams (mg)
Iron: 0.21 mg
Magnesium: 1.56 mg
Phosphorus: 1.66 mg
Potassium: 11.2 mg
Vitamin A: 0.39 micrograms
Take 2 -3 capsules daily with carbohydrate containing meals.
People on diabetes medications should be cautious. Always consult with your doctor about what constitutes an appropriate amount of cinnamon to consume if you have diabetes.