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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is good for your blood sugar levels, especially if you have diabetes or are at risk of developing diabetes. Cinnamon is also one of the tastiest spices, so it's easy to take this supplement — just add it to your foods or take it plain. Scientists have found that a dosage of from 1 to 6 grams works best, with those taking the most getting the most benefit. (One gram = about half a teaspoon.) But cinnamon contains coumarin, which is potentially carcinogenic in large dosages. Now there's an even better alternative than taking cinnamon directly. It's called Cinnulin PF, an extract of cinnamon that's guaranteed to have only a negligible and harmless amount of coumarin.
References
1. Cinnamon – Your Blood Sugar’s Best Friend, an article by Patrick Holford, Britain’s best-selling author and leading spokesman on nutrition.
2. Manufacturer's info on method of action and dosage for Cinnulin.
3. Press release on Cinnulin.
4. Best price on Cinnulin at Swanson Vitamins.

3 comments:

Jill Jerimiah said...

I simply adore the taste of cinnamon. When I was a kid we used to eat cinnamon balls, and not the wimpy soft ones you'll find today, but big hard spheres that burned the inside of your mouth. Yum!

Allen Henske said...

What I like most about cinnamon is the hotness of the taste. That it also provides health benefits is a pleasant surprise. I have a twin brother and he loves cinnamon too, so I think the taste is inherited. When I was a baby my parents said I wouldn't eat anything unless it was covered with cinnamon.

Bethany Bluestone, Ph.D. said...

The value of cinnamon is not to be underestimated. I have used it since I was aware of its health advantages.