Diabetic Diets May Need to Add Cinnamon, Resveratrol and Chromium to Control Blood Sugar Levels

Controlling blood sugar levels always results in better control of diabetes. Resveratrol, Cinnamon and Chromium Picolinate are just a few of several supplements that might need to be in your diabetic meal plan.

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Resveratrol, Cinnamon and Chromium Picolinate May Help  Control Blood Sugar Levels

Adding natural supplements like Resveratrol to Diabetic diets may improve Glucose levels and aide in controlling sugar levels.

Using Natural supplements and food to help control blood sugar levels and facilitating the control of type 2 diabetes is becoming more popular.  Not mentioned very often is that fact that the use of Insulin and oral medications sometimes make it harder to manage type 2 diabetes because it is more challenging to lose weight which can be a positive in the control of blood sugar.

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Red Wine contains Resveratrol

I found the following article with some interesting news about Resveratrol which has often been recommended by health food addicts  and supplement companies as a aide in controlling blood sugar levels.

“Another option for help with blood sugar management is natural supplements, such as vitamins, phytonutrients, and herbs. Resveratrol could be one of those supplements.

In a recent three-month, open-label, controlled study, investigators enrolled 62 patients with type 2 diabetes who were already taking standard oral anti-diabetes medications. The researchers then randomly assigned half the patients to take 250 mg of resveratrol daily along with their medication.

At the end of three months, the following results were noted:

  • Significant improvement in hemoglobin A1c from before the study (mean, 9.99) to the end of the study (mean, 9.65)
  • Significant improvement in total cholesterol and total protein levels among patients who took resveratrol compared with those who did not
  • Significant improvement in systolic blood pressure among patients who took resveratrol (127.92 mmHg) compared with patients who did not (139.71 mmHg)

The authors noted that “the results of the present study support our hypothesis that resveratrol supplementation improves glycemic control and the associated risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.”   By Deborah Mitchell on August 9, 2012 – 4:10am lose fat for eMaxHealth

What is also noteworthy is the improvement in participants cholesterol levels and “significant” improvement is systolic blood pressure.  Heart attack and stroke  seem to be the leading cause of death for people with Diabetes so improved control of these two common  symptoms  (cholesterol levels and high blood pressure) is a positive.  It must be noted that the study was conducted using supplements rather than just drinking Red Wine.  Sorry!

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Author: Cararta

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2 thoughts on “Diabetic Diets May Need to Add Cinnamon, Resveratrol and Chromium to Control Blood Sugar Levels”

  1. I have heard about Cinnamon before, I am wondering if you can use any kind of cinnamon or are certain kinds better than others?

    1. Cassia cinnamon has been shown to have an effect on blood sugar glucose levels. Ceylon Cinnamon, often sold as a spice has not been “rated”. Cinnamomum verum also contains the ingredients thought to be responsible for influencing sugar levels. Cassia cinnamon is Chinese and darker than the yellow gold Ceylon Cinnamon.
      Refer back to page titled Cinnamon and Chromium Picolinate. I have added some references for Cinnamon and a little more information. Only serious side effect I noted is that if you are taking blood thinners then consult with your care giver and use Cinnamon with caution as certain varieties of it contain coumarin.

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