Cinnamon: The Anti-Sugar
Published 1 year ago by Steve Beaudry
Cinnamon, also known as Ceylon cinnamon, is a spice that has been used for thousands of years in many cultures for its flavor and health benefits. One of its most notable benefits is its ability to regulate blood sugar levels, making it an excellent alternative to sugar for people looking to control their blood sugar levels.
Studies have shown that cinnamon helps to slow down the digestive process and the release of glucose into the bloodstream. This means that when you consume cinnamon, it helps to prevent spikes in your blood sugar levels, which can lead to feelings of tiredness and irritability. Cinnamon also increases insulin sensitivity, which means that your body is better able to process and use glucose, reducing the amount of glucose that is stored as fat.
In addition to its blood sugar regulating properties, cinnamon is also packed with antioxidants, which help to protect your body against free radical damage and promote overall health. It is also rich in anti-inflammatory compounds, which can help to reduce inflammation throughout the body and promote overall health. Another benefit of cinnamon is that it is naturally low in calories and it can be used in a variety of ways, including adding it to your coffee or tea, sprinkling it on oatmeal or yogurt, or incorporating it into recipes for baked goods and desserts.
From all I've gathered about cinnamon, I've come to refer to it as the anti-sugar, because whatever harm sugar can do to your body, cinnamon can come along and undo it. I've been adding it to my morning oatmeal for most of the time I've been focusing on my health and fitness. If you're looking for a sugar alternative, consider incorporating cinnamon into your diet and experience the numerous benefits it has to offer!