Quale JM, Landman D, Zaman MM, et al. The scent reminds me of fall, my favorite time of year, and brings back memories of making apple pies with my mom, and celebrating the holidays. The optimal management of diabetes, especially for type 2, requires addressing not only glucose concentrations but also concomitant lipid and blood pressure measures. 1996;24:103-109. Oishi K, Mori K, Nishiura Y. Also, while technically not sweet, “sweet spices” like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger have been shown to boost satiety and mimic sweetness, which allows you to cut back on sugar in nearly anything, from your morning cup of Joe to a batch of homemade muffins. This interest was first sparked by a 2003 Pakistani study of 60 patients with type 2 diabetes.1 The patients had significant improvements in fasting glucose concentrations, as well as lipid concentrations, while taking cinnamon in dosages of 1 g to 6 g daily.
Bull Jap Soc Sci Fish. 1974;40:1241-1250. On two separate days, volunteers added two tablespoons of spices, including cinnamon, to a fatty meal, which was tested against an identical control meal without spices. Similarly, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglyceride concentrations were decreased by 15.6 mg/dL, 9.4 mg/dL, and 29.6 mg/dL, respectively. Am J Chin Med . 1996;24:103-109. In the study, 22 obese volunteers with prediabetes were divided randomly into two groups.
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