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Cinnamon, Spice, and All Things Nice: Enjoying Tea without Worrying about Glucose Levels

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Cinnamon is known for its potential to lower blood sugar levels, making it a functional food for those with diabetes. The active component in cinnamon, cinnamaldehyde, can mimic insulin and improve glucose uptake in cells. However, drinking cinnamon tea without healthy accompaniments and in excess may increase insulin sensitivity, leading to hypoglycemia and poor food scores.

To optimize the benefits of cinnamon tea
• It’s best to pair it with a protein bar or a handful of nuts. Protein helps balance out the effects of cinnamon on insulin sensitivity, preventing a glucose spike and keeping blood sugar levels within a healthy range.
• Practice portion control when consuming cinnamon tea. It’s best to start with a small portion and monitor your glucose response, gradually increasing the amount as needed.

Drinking too much cinnamon tea can cause a rapid drop in blood sugar levels, leading to hypoglycemia. In summary, while cinnamon tea can be a beneficial. Pairing it with protein and practising portion control to avoid negative impacts on blood sugar levels is important.

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