Friday, August 28, 2020

Cinnamon could help for Insulin Resistance and Weight Loss

Cinnamon, the popular spice, once considered more precious than gold, has medicinal value that is making even pharmaceutical companies take notice. It is one of the most widely used flavoring agents used in the food and beverage industry worldwide and well recognized for its medicinal properties since antiquity.

*can have favorable effects on brain function and memory
*soothes the stomach, and may help prevent ulcers
*suppresses the bacteria that causes urinary tract infections and the fungus associated with yeast infections
*reduces cholesterol levels – in particular, lowering bad cholesterol while leaving good cholesterol the same
*of particular interest is cinnamon’s ability to reduce blood sugar, and increase insulin levels, results which were documented in a respected diabetes journal.

Metabolic syndrome is associated with insulin resistance, elevated glucose and lipids, inflammation, decreased antioxidant activity, increased weight gain, and increased glycation of proteins. Cinnamon has been shown to improve all of these variables in in vitro, animal, and/or human studies.

It is cinnamon’s effect on blood sugar that makes it a potential help in the war against obesity, insulin resistance, sometimes known as "prediabetes," and the "Metabolic Syndrome." Cinnamaldehyde promoted glucose uptake into skeletal muscle through glucose transporter 4 translocation.

In addition, cinnamon has been shown to alleviate factors associated with Alzheimer's disease by blocking and reversing tau formation in vitro and in ischemic stroke by blocking cell swelling.

Cinnamon can be used in its powdered or stick form, adding it to drinks and foods, or as a supplement.
Cinnamon could help for Insulin Resistance and Weight Loss

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