How To Use Cinnamon Tea To Reduce Blood Glucose (Type 2 Diabetes) and Cholesterol Levels

Are you looking for an alternative natural medicine to statin medications to lower your cholesterol? Are you having issues with insulin resistance from pre-diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, or polycystic ovarian syndrome? Having a relaxing drink of cinnamon tea as a natural remedy may be the ticket to improving your health, and reducing your cholesterol while improving your body?'s ability to use glucose effectively.

How Does Cinnamon Improve Blood Glucose Levels?

Cinnamon contains compounds that help insulin bring glucose to the cells that need it. This means cinnamon as a natural medicine helps your body be more receptive and sensitive to the insulin similar to the action of pharmaceuticals like glucophage. Need proof? Sixty adults with Type 2 diabetes added from 1 to 6 grams of cinnamon to their diets over a 40 day period in a study in the journal Diabetes Care. Participants ate their regular diets, but simply added the cinnamon in 1 to 6 gram doses. At the end of the 40 days, those participants who ate the cinnamon had lowered their blood glucose levels by 18 to 29 percent. Cinnamon led to a definite improvement in blood glucose levels.

How Does Cinnamon Improve Cholesterol Levels?

In the same study, participants who added from 1 to 6 grams of cinnamon to their diets over the 40 day period lowered their LDL cholesterol by 7 percent, up to 27 percent in some instances. This is a remarkable improvement in LDL cholesterol which is often referred to as the ?"bad cholesterol?".

How To Make Cinnamon Tea

The following recipe is a spicy herbal blend to create a natural remedy to help keep cholesterol in check while drinking a tasty cinnamon infusion twice daily. To make the cinnamon teat to help reduce blood glucose levels and cholesterol, combine the ingredients below in a muslin tea bag in 1 cup of hot water and steep for five minutes. Remove the tea bag and allow the tea to cool to room temperature. Add honey to taste:

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (you can use bark, or ground cinnamon)
  • ¼ teaspoon trikatu ( a blend of ginger, black pepper and long pepper available at most Indian health food stores)

Additional Ways to Add Cinnamon To Your Diet

  • Sprinkle cinnamon on hot cereal such as oatmeal.
  • Make and eat cinnamon toast from wholegrain bread for breakfast.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon on whip cream in your morning coffee.
  • Add cinnamon to cake, pie and cookie recipes.
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