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Cinnamon Can Help Seniors Stay Healthy

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
posted by Gilmore
Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum Verum) and Indones...

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According to a recent health report from London,  cinnamon may provide health benefits for seniors, because we typically suffer from increasing blood sugar levels despite making the recommended changes in our daily diet. The London study reported dramatic positive results when patients with type 2 diabetes took cinnamon.  The researchers concluded that supplementing with cinnamon should be considered as an added dietary supplement, in order to regulate blood glucose and blood pressure levels in parallel with conventional medications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Additional  information about taking cinnamon for controlling blood glucose specifies that one should take  the water-soluble extract and avoid the fat-soluble portion of cinnamon for optimum results.  It turns out that type 2 diabetes is one of several diseases that are triggered by inflammation in our bodies.  Recent research has shown that water soluble cinnamon extract lessens a type of intestinal inflammation. In addition to lessening inflammation, cinnamon has been shown to mimic the effects of insulin, manage blood-sugar metabolism, help regulate fatty acids, help reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and act synergistically with insulin. Working together with insulin cinnamon reduces the type of inflammation that is known to the increase the risk for cardiovascular disease.

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