Diabetes is a very serious disease, which prevents our body from managing blood glucose normally. Sadly, diabetes is widespread. It is very likely that there is someone with diabetes in your contact list.

The worst thing about diabetes is that if it is not controlled, it can lead to even worse problems: Cardiovascular diseases, kidney diseases… You can even go blind!

Although diabetes is a disease that must be controlled with medication, there are some foods that can help us improve it. This is the case of cinnamon.

Cinnamon: A wonderful spice

Cinnamon is a condiment widely used throughout the world to give flavor and aroma to food. Using cinnamon, you can get an exotic touch that makes your recipes irresistible to the senses.

But the benefits of cinnamon extend beyond the kitchen. It is the perfect complement for your health.

Although it does not contain many vitamins or minerals, it does contain a large amount of antioxidants. These antioxidants are important because they help the body to decrease the oxidation produced by free radicals.

And not only that, cinnamon is a great weapon against diabetes.

Cinnamon for diabetes

Diabetics can face two problems:

  1. The pancreas does not secrete enough insulin.

  2. The cells do not respond well to the insulin secreted by the pancreas.

Cinnamon is good for diabetics because it helps reduce blood glucose, mimicking the effects of insulin.

Therefore, when you consume cinnamon, blood sugar levels do not fluctuate so sharply and inflammation and oxidation are reduced.

In a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was found that 6 grams of cinnamon were enough to significantly reduced insulin after eating.

This is very good news, especially for diabetics, who have difficulty controlling their blood sugar.

Ceylan or Cassia Cinnamon

Although the benefits of cinnamon are wonderful, we must bear in mind that not all cinamon is the same.

Cassia Cinnamon comes from different varieties of the Cinnamomum tree. It is usually quite cheap and is the one that is usually used in the kitchen more frequently.

Ceylan Cinnamon is derived specifically from the Cinnamomum Verum tree. Its price is slightly higher and is less common than Cassia Cinnamon. However, Ceylan Cinnamon has more antioxidants.

Thanks to these antioxidants, Ceylan Cinnamon is even healthier than Cassia. In addition, its flavor is more sweet and delicate and has a lighter brown color, while Cassia Cinnamon has a stronger flavor and a darker color.

If you have not tried Ceylan Cinnamon yet, you can find it in our store.

It is indisputable that both types of cinnamon are very healthy, and have great benefits especially for diabetics, but if you had to choose one of the two, the most indicated choice would be Ceylan Cinnamon.