Swedish scientists discovered that cinnamon, when present in the dessert, lowers the sugar wave that engulfs us with each sweet delight.
Researchers at Malmö University, Sweden, found that one teaspoon of cinnamon added to the plate with rice pudding brings down the sugar level after the meal in a group of healthy volunteers. Blood analyses made several times 2 hours after mealtime showed that the sugar level in the blood increased to a lesser degree compared to the times when the volunteers ate their dessert without cinnamon.
The study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, citing previous studies and the newly-acquired proofs, concludes that cinnamon helps control sugar in the blood and therefore is an excellent diabetes-preventing measure.
But it doesn’t yet mean that cinnamon ought to be prescribed for diabetes treatment. Diabetes is caused by sugar-regulating hormone dysfunctions in the body, so further research is necessary.