The cinnamon plant processes phenomenal qualities that include it being a potent, antimicrobial agent displaying antiviral, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties. It regulates blood sugar, hence, diabetics can benefit from consuming cinnamon. It contains cinnamic acid that decreases blood sugar levels and improves glucose intolerance in a dose dependent manner. Also, it enhances insulin secretion from pancreatic islet cells.
It acts as a calcium channel blocker thus causing vascular relaxation. A great way to utilize cinnamon is to cut apple slices, place them in a baggy, sprinkle with cinnamon, shake up the bag to coat the apple slices. This is a healthy snack you can take anywhere.
Cinnamon can also be used to spice up your coffee, sprinkle on oatmeal, or add to your morning breakfast smoothie.
Article written by Dr. Indarigt Singh, MD
Dr. Singh's focus is healthy living and acupuncture helps with managing chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia and depression. He has been board certified in Family Medicine and received extensive training in acupuncture at UCLA and at the Academy of Pain Management for Acupuncture. He incorporates auricular acupuncture, body acupuncture and scalp acupuncture and the results are complementary to western medical practice. A well and balanced person is in a dynamic state of physical, emotional, and spiritual harmony.