Studies suggest cinnamon may have a stabilizing effect on blood sugar levels. This could curtail appetite, particularly in people with type 2 diabetes. Nearly everyone can benefit from cinnamon in its traditional role.
You don’t have to run out and buy cinnamon pills or supplements though.
- Try adding some into your coffee or tea to sweeten without adding calories.
- Sprinkle some in your pancake or waffle batter along with some fresh fruit.
- Replace 1/4 of the sugar in your baking recipes like cookies or muffins with cinnamon.
- Try sprinkling some on your beef roast or steaks for an interesting new flavor (trust me, it is delicious).
- Sprinkle some over nuts in a plastic bag for home-made trail mix to-go.
If you do have issues with blood sugar, pre-diabetes or diabetes, talk to your doctor about adding cinnamon supplements and see if it may help you. In my personal experience, I have suggested it to a handful of people with diabetes and all have come back stating that it made a difference in their overall blood sugar levels.
Where do you use cinnamon? Leave your answer in the comment section below, I always love new ideas.