According to Richard A. Anderson, Ph.D., at the USDA Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Centre, Maryland. – cinnamon stimulates the production of glucose-burning enzymes and increases the effectiveness of insulin. Cinnamon makes fat cells more responsive to insulin, the hormone that regulates sugar metabolism, and thus controls the levels of glucose in the blood.
Dr. Anderson and his colleagues found that the most active compond in cinnamon is methydroxy chalcone polymer (MHCP), which increased glucose metabolism by about 20 times in test-tube studies.
How much cinnamon should I eat per day to benefit from it?
A 1/4 to 1 teaspoon per day sprinkled in food will help to control blood-sugar levels. It can be sprinkled into low-fat yoghurt, fruit smoothies, stewed apple, and breakfast cereal.