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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:56 PM

Study finds a spoonful of cinnamon improves health

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Ball State researcher Jo Carol Chezem found when healthy weight and obese adults ate a cooked breakfast cereal with 6 grams of cinnamon, blood sugar levels declined by 25 percent for the next two hours compared to participants who did not ingest the spice. The study was reported in the November issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Chezem's study involved 37 participants and confirms that in both healthy-weight and obese adults, cinnamon reduces blood glucose concentration and enhances insulin sensitivity, strengthening the body's ability to ward off diabetes.

"Nearly 80 million American adults have prediabetes, a condition characterized by high blood glucose that often leads to diabetes," said Chezem, who teaches nutrition in Ball State's Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. "We are very encouraged by the study's results and are planning similar studies in individuals with prediabetes and diabetes."

"Although the amount used in the study 6 grams or about 2 1/2 teaspoons was much more than a sprinkle, our subjects found the taste acceptable," she said. "Cinnamon can be added to a wide variety of foods. Some ideas include yogurt, iced coffees and teas, fruit smoothies and muffins."

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Celebration Feb 2013 OP
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #1
2on2u Feb 2013 #2
Celebration Feb 2013 #5
2on2u Feb 2013 #6
djean111 Feb 2013 #3
Celebration Feb 2013 #4
Heddi Feb 2013 #13
Ian David Feb 2013 #7
Celebration Feb 2013 #8
CanSocDem Apr 2013 #18
emmadoggy Feb 2013 #9
Son of Gob Feb 2013 #10
kdmorris Feb 2013 #11
Nay Feb 2013 #15
Heddi Feb 2013 #12
trotsky Feb 2013 #14
womanofthehills Feb 2013 #16
astral Apr 2013 #17

Response to Celebration (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:09 PM

1. I sprinkle a little on my toast with butter in the a.m. Very nice...

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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:24 PM

2. IBTL n't

 

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Response to 2on2u (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:38 PM

5. cinnamon rocks!!

Even TPTB know that!

I don't see this as being off topic or......... whatever.

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Response to Celebration (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:40 PM

6. It's anathema, someone could put an eye out. n/t

 

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Response to Celebration (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:26 PM

3. Just be careful if you are using a blood thinner.

Cinnamon is a natural anti-coagulant.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:36 PM

4. good thought

When doctors prescribe medications, they really should give their patients a list of things they shouldn't eat with them. Or if they can eat them, how much of them they can eat. Because, I just can't see patients being able to text their doctors from restaurants when they encounter a different food item.

Or, maybe they need an app for that??????

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Response to Celebration (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:39 AM

13. When someone goes on blood thinners, they are given a list of foods they can't eat

And doctors and nurses are pretty good about making sure people know that they can't eat dark leafy greens, can't eat grapefruit, can't take aspirin, etc.

If the patient chooses to ignore it, so be it.

Diabetes education includes information about cutting carbs and sugars, exercising, not smoking....if someone with diabetes eats a deep fried, sugar covered, jam filled donut while sitting on the couch for 20 hour smoking 2 packs a day, it's not the Dr's fault

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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:41 PM

7. Make sure you upload a video on YouTube of yourself eating a spoonful of cinnamon. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:56 PM

8. not me, but much better

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Response to Celebration (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 02:13 PM

18. I'll stick to...



...sprinkling it on my toast. Thanks just the same!

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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 08:12 PM

9. You can also take it in capsule form.

I'm pre-diabetic and have been taking cinnamon capsules for a couple of years now.


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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:12 PM

10. Good! I put cinnamon in my Cinnamon Rolls.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:25 AM

11. I tried cinnamon for a year with no luck

I was a healthy weight, but have Type 2 Diabetes. There were absolutely no differences in my blood glucose levels while on cinnamon vs while not on cinnamon. Same with Chromium.

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Response to kdmorris (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:58 AM

15. As a Type II too, I tried cinnamon for a while, but if there was a difference, it was slight. BUT I

didn't take 2 1/2 teaspoons, either. I'm going to start taking it again to see if the larger amount helps. What I REALLY want is a cure for insulin resistance!

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:37 AM

12. wow! 37 whole people!

100% of people in my household have the letter A in their first and last name. That means that everyone has the letter A in their first and last names!!!1!!11!

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:12 AM

14. Do you have a link to the actual study?

I don't have a subscription to the JAND.

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:30 AM

16. I must be allergic to cinnamon

It burns the tip of my tongue - big time.

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Wed Apr 3, 2013, 10:13 AM

17. I like adding it to my coffee every morning.

As to the effectiveness of cinnamon or any other herb, the quality / freshness of the herb is of utmost importance. Now since I buy my cinnamon from Costco as of late, I don't guarantee I am eating healthy organic non-irradiated cinnamon, but anybody doing a 'study' on an herb should do just that, otherwise it is an expensive waste of time to do the study.

There is not going to be one panacea magic-bullet item to give us health, EVERYTHING we choose to eat and drink and everything we choose NOT to eat and drink add into the equation.

I think the cinnamon helps my skin, and my tendency to have a blood-sugar crash between meals (which is not as prevalent in my old-age as it used to be).

So, yeah, when I take things and continue to take things it is because I BELIEVE they are helping me even though I may not always be able to prove it to myself or others. Cinnamon I take for the taste as well as believing it has beneficial effects on my health. Would I still use it just for the taste? Would I still use it knowing it was "BAD' for me instead of healthy? ; )

Same thing goes for chocolate. There is good chocolate and there is bad chocolate.

I eat both.

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