- Cinnamon is also loaded with antioxidants such as polyphenols and has also been shown to be a potent anti-inflammatory agent.3
- Cinnamon has shown to improve sensitivity to the hormone insulin which can result in reducing insulin resistance in the body thus lowering blood sugar levels.
- Apart from the beneficial effects of insulin resistance, cinnamon can lower blood sugar levels by several other mechanisms:
- Cinnamon has been shown to decrease the amount of glucose that enters your bloodstream after a meal. It is able to do this by disrupting a number of digestive enzymes which slow the breakdown of carbohydrates in the digestive tract.
- Cinnamon has also shown it can act on cells by mimicking insulin, this greatly improves the uptake of glucose by your cells, but is slower than insulin itself.4