Cinnamon: A Natural Way to Lower Your Triglycerides, Blood Sugar and LDL Cholesterol
Recently, I heard that cinnamon can help lower your triglycerides and blood sugar. At first, the information seemed too good to be true. Now, it seems like I’m stumbling across new info about cinnamon’s health benefits everywhere! Maybe it’s a case of frequency illusion, or maybe it’s a new trend. Either way, I’ve joined the bandwagon in adding cinnamon to my daily routine! Read on to learn more about the amazing natural health benefits of this versatile spice.
Cinnamon in the News
When I first read about the health benefits of this baking staple, I thought it sounded like holistic quackery. Then, I started seeing it everywhere. This led me to think, “Hey, maybe I should try this.” Because I already have it in my spice rack, there was nothing to lose. Finally, I sought out additional research about the benefits of this spice and found plenty.
First, I found THIS great article from NPR which suggests which type is best and how to incorporate it easily into your meals. The evidence in favor of the spice suggests that it may help lower fasting blood-glucose levels as much as some of the older diabetes drugs.
Additionally, THIS meta-analysis suggests many more incredible health benefits. The study concluded that there are considerable benefits for those with pre-diabetes and type-2 diabetes. If you don’t feel like reading the entire technical study, just take a look at their conclusion.
“CONCLUSIONS: The consumption of cinnamon is associated with a statistically significant decrease in levels of fasting plasma glucose, total cholesterol, LDL-C, and triglyceride levels, and an increase in HDL-C levels;”
Proof in the Pudding
Only time will tell if cinnamon helps improve any markers of my health. I have been adding about 1 tsp per day to my keto-coffee. When I go for my blood-work in October, I will be sure to let you guys know my stats. The way I see it, cinnamon is cheap and readily available, if it doesn’t harm me in any way, why not add a little to my daily coffee? If it helps, great! If not, it’s easy to stop and any potentially negative effects are easily reversible.
How do you use this great spice? If you would, Let me know by commenting below! As always, thank you for reading! I hope you have an amazing day!