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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Natural Herbal Cure For Diabetes : Cinnamon

A reader of my blog has sweetly advised me to calm as diabetes is not a death sentences, but could be stop by taking recommended medicine, healthy diet and regular exercise. The same reader also kindly told me that a teaspoon of cinnamon a day may help stop and prevent the onset of diabetes.

Cinnamon, locally known as ' kayu manis' is a natural common spice that is used as cooking ingredient and has long been known as an 'energizing' spice. It’s believed can rekindle the ability of fat cells in diabetics to respond to insulin and greatly increase glucose removal. A substance in cinnamon called MHCP is believed as the main reason for this beneficial results.

Many Type II diabetics have already found a new feeling of well-being and improvement in health by using this simple cinnamon supplementation in their diet. It is likely that even non-diabetics will benefit from this common and cheaply spice, if used as a daily energizing tonic.

Furthermore, cinnamon is a rich source of magnesium, which is essential for maintaining bone density, electrolyte balance, certain enzyme functions and many other crucial biochemical processes. Cinnamon not only provides a readily available source of MHCP and magnesium, but also other possibly beneficial substances.

In addition, cinnamon can be bought inexpensively in a convenient powdered form at almost any food shop and taking it couldn't be easier: just use up to a teaspoon a day in milkshakes or fruit juice.

Even if cinnamon is a very cost-effective way of offsetting future health problems related to glucose/insulin imbalances (diabetes), the doctor should be told before taking, as it may affect other medication requirements.