Ohio, Do not think because his name is 'sweet' and then cinnamon can improve blood sugar levels. Spice this one actually can prevent diabetes and heart disease.
Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices used by humans. According to the study, aromatic spices and sweet this can prevent and cure diabetes and heart disease.
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Diabetes and heart disease are two illnesses that was greatly feared by many people. And most of the second cause of this disease is food.
A study found that cinnamon contains antioxidants solution that can reduce the chance of getting diabetes and heart disease up to 23 percent.
Researchers from the Centre for Applied Health Sciences at the Fairlawn, Ohio, United States, studied 22 obese people with prediabetes, which is a critical state before diabetes is still treatable.
Half of the participants were given 250 mg of cinnamon soluble in water to drink everyday and the rest were given a placebo (contains no cinnamon).
In that study, researchers looked at participants' blood before and after surveys. The result, found that participants who drank cinnamon solution can increase the antioxidants associated with blood sugar for 13 to 23 percent.
"This study can demonstrate the effectiveness of cinnamon juice in the prevention of diabetes and heart disease," says Richard Anderson, lead investigator from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as quoted from Dailymail, Saturday (28/08/2010).