This Sweet Spice Keeps Diabetes at Bay

It gives some of your favorite desserts a spicy, unique flavor. But it’s also one of the easiest ways you can keep your blood sugar low and fight off diabetes.

We can’t think of too many spices that are dangerous enough for a government to issue a health warning over…

But if you believe claims made by the European Union, this one can cause liver damage. They even imposed limits on how much of it dessert makers can put in their food.

The claim is absurd. The EU targeted a specific kind of Danish dessert that’s full of sugar and refined flour. This spice is one of the main ingredients. It also happens to be the only healthy thing about the dessert.

In fact, it keeps your blood sugar in check. And you’ll need that benefit if you eat this dessert.

Don’t let the EU’s ridiculous warning put you off. There’s nothing unsafe about this spice. We can’t really say that for the dessert itself though…

The dessert in question is the Danish cinnamon roll. The EU claims that coumarin, a natural chemical in cinnamon, causes liver damage.1 And it does—if you eat it by the spoonful.

Cinnamon is rich in polyphenols. It significantly lowered blood sugar in eight different studies. It didn’t matter whether it was whole cinnamon or an extract. Both lowered blood sugar by nearly 10 points in patients with type 2 diabetes.2

The effect may be modest. But it works as well as some diabetes medications.3 The main differences are that one is unnatural and comes with side effects. The other is cinnamon.

So if you’re feeling “rebellious” enough to ignore the EU’s warning, we recommend you get the Ceylon variety. It has more cinnamon oil than cassia, the more common form. It also has a fraction of the coumarin, so it’s safe enough even for the EU.

Adding cinnamon to your meals is a simple way to keep your blood sugar levels where they belong. And if you already suffer from type 2 diabetes, it offers a natural, flavorful way to fight the disease.

In Good Health,

Angela Salerno
Publisher, INH Health Watch

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  1. Nelson Rodriguez says:

    Hi mom,
    I take it with coffee and my serial. We’ll see when my laboratory tests come in. God permitting I’ll bring a few packets.

  2. Mark Kroger says:

    Hi. Thanks for your great articles. If I could add something..

    From Linus Pauling – lack of the collagen vitamin, the body has nothing to repair damage to blood vessels from expanding and contracting so the liver produces lipoprotein A to coat the cracks. 5 grams of C and 5 grams of Lysine spaced over a day, the production of lipoprotein A stops.

    Serrapeptase will dissolve the biofilm and fibrin buildup, lower the blood viscosity of blood, along with stopping the inflammation. 500 mg niacin will lower cholesterol and expand the blood vessels.

    Linus Pauling once said “Most of today’s sickness began with a mineral deficiency. Most of us are deficient in magnesium and I believe it is necessary for healthy blood vessels also.

    I am so grateful to see doctors and health care professionals who share therapeutic nutrition instead of pushing statins and the like. Thanks.


  3. Frank says:

    Cinnamon has been instrumental in helping me get off of diabetes drugs. I applaud anyone who helps spread the word that BIG PHARMA is not our friend but in fact is our enemy. I would like to see an awareness that would put pressure on legislators to stop supporting the big money and start supporting the true needs of the people. The FDA and their relationship with big pharma is nothing short of criminal.

    Thank You,

  4. Jae says:

    I have been a PTCB (nationally board certified) pharmacy technician for close to 8 years, yet, I have been unable to bring myself to actually work in any pharmacy setting. Any positives produced by big pharma are far outweighed by the scandalous way it uses the distress of the ill to its advantage. I am not saying they should not make a profit, but to do so by witholding and/or suppressing actual cures in order to pretend the illness is not cureable but, rather, chronic and then sell the “maintenance” substance at exorbitant cost (both financially & medically by way of dangerous &/or deadly side effects) is criminal. Thank you for the information you provide and for caring enough to provide it.

  5. Richard Wardrop says:

    I am a big cinnamon fan and take it daily. Good for many things including reduction in blood pressure. The “poison claims” are sadly partly right but as always the truth is obscured by the lie! There are 2 main types of cinnamon. The “bad” type is cassia cinnamon and is the most widely available. It does result in liver and kidney damage. However, Ceylon cinnamon is the super spice. Much more expensive and totally different in flavour; much sweeter and more fragrant and of course more expensive. frankly, so little is used the price is somewhat irrelevant. Check out Enjoy!!

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