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Cinnamon Helps Control Blood GlucoseResearch indicates that adding cinnamon to your diet can help control blood glucose levels for diabetics and pre-diabetics.
There are many ways to add cinnamon to your diet: sprinkling into hot tea or coffee, on cereal, or eating cinnamon rolls or apple pie (may not be wise due to added sugar).
Hot Cinnamon Apple Cider is a great way to add cinnamon intake to your diet (see the recipe below). Another great way to take cinnamon is to stir 1 teaspoon of cinnamon into 1 teaspoon of raw honey,and take it. I usually swallow the entire lump at once, then follow up with a glass of water.
For those who don’t have time to brew up a tea or hot cider, cinnamon capsules could be your answer. As always, be sure to discuss using herbal supplements with your doctor.
Watch blood glucose levels when taking cinnamon. You don’t want your sugar to go too low.
Hot Cinnamon Apple Cider Recipe
- 8 cups of apple cider (apple juice works, too)
- ¼ to ½ cup of Red Hotscandies, to taste
This makes a beautiful drink that smells as wonderful as it tastes. My grown children and my grandchildren would drink gallons of it, if there was enough of it!
As the cider perks, the aromatic fragrance of cinnamon apples fills the entire house. When made in a glass percolator,children and adults alike enjoy watching this beverage percolate almost as much as they enjoy drinking it!
WARNING! Do not try to take dry cinnamon powder without mixing it into honey or some other liquid. If you get the powder into your lungs, it can be deadly.
Does cinnamon help control your blood sugar?