According to a Reuters report, a study reported that adding some cinnamon to a dessert can ease the surge in blood sugar after eating sweets.
Researchers at the Malmö University Hospital in Sweden found that if you can use rice pudding, if you can sprinkle a teaspoon of cinnamon on the pudding, you will be able to relieve the problem of elevated blood sugar after meals. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has also confirmed that cinnamon can help control blood sugar.
Dr. Hleboweitz and her colleagues conducted a study on 14 healthy volunteers, asking them to eat a common pudding and a pudding with cinnamon powder, and then measure the blood sugar levels before and after their eating. . The researchers continuously measured their blood glucose levels within two hours. It was found that after eating cinnamon powder pudding, blood sugar appeared to be lower.
Researchers believe that one of the reasons may be that cinnamon can slow the rate at which food is delivered from the stomach to the intestines. They used an ultrasound scan to find that the respondents had slowed down their “gastric emptying” after eating cinnamon pudding.
Hlebbowe also found that adding cinnamon to the diet of patients with type 2 diabetes had a tendency to lower their blood sugar and cholesterol levels after 40 days, but for patients with type 1 diabetes, there was no such response.