Are you in the look out of a natural ingredient that can help you keep your blood sugar level under control? Then head to the spice rack in your kitchen and there is the remedy you wanted. It might be surprising to know but it’s about the aromatic and flavourful Cinnamon roll, we are referring to. More than adding a distinctive flavour and aroma to a number of dishes, Cinnamon popularly known as Dalchini offers several health benefits, and the most prominent of this is its ability to help you manage your blood sugar levels under control. Before we say how, let’s first brief you about the reasons of an increased blood sugar level.
The food we eat, is broken down into sugar (glucose) and then carried through the blood to all body parts. This blood glucose is body’s main source of energy and Insulin, a hormone produced by pancreas is assigned to take up the glucose (sugar) from the blood and then to give it to the cells for using it as energy.That means in people with diabetes, their pancreas can’t produce enough Insulin or the cells fail to use it properly, causing too much sugar to stay in the blood and this causes serious health complications.
As per various studies, the active ingredient in Cinnamon, MHCP, may help lower blood sugar and fight diabetes by imitating the effects of insulin and increasing glucose transport into cells. By increasing the insulin response, cinnamon can also decrease fasting blood sugar levels and improve the symptoms of diabetes. Besides Cinnamon is known for its cholesterol-regulating properties that make it a great spice to consume for people with type 1 or 2 diabetes. It can also help in lowering blood pressure,and improving the heart health of diabetic patients. With a nutrition profile rich with the presence of powerful antioxidants that help to fight against the damages caused by oxidative stress and its anti-microbial properties, Cinnamon surely proves to be more than just a spice that you know.
Best way of Consumption: Cinnamon Water
There can be many ways to add cinnamon to your daily diet, but the most beneficial and effective one is infusing Cinnamon with water. All you need to do is just soak one pinch of cinnamon dust or 1-inch cinnamon stick in water. Keep it overnight, boil it the next morning and drink on an empty stomach.