In this article, I’m going to recommend that you take one teaspoon of this particular spice to help you immensely with diabetes. But, of course, by fixing diabetes, I mean how to fix the complications of diabetes.
The spice in question is CINNAMON!
We are going to see how cinnamon helps to fix the complications of diabetes.
The specific cinnamon here is Ceylon cinnamon. The active ingredient in this spice is cinnamaldehyde. A teaspoon of cinnamon daily can have promising benefits for your health. It is the oldest and most consumed spice in the world.
Cinnamaldehyde has potent anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticancer, and anti-diabetic properties.
Health benefits of cinnamon
1. It is loaded with antioxidants
The free radicals in your body can put you at risk of oxidative damage (1).
Cinnamon contains many potent antioxidants, including polyphenols (2).
A particular study found that supplementing with cinnamon could significantly increase antioxidant levels in the blood while also reducing inflammatory markers levels, like C-reactive protein (3).
It is important to note that cinnamon has such powerful antioxidant effects that it can even be used as a natural food preservative (4).
2. Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties
Inflammation is significant. Without inflammation, your body would not be able to respond to infections or repair damage to the tissues.
But inflammation becomes problematic when it reaches the chronic stage and is directed against your body’s tissues (5).