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cinnamon tea

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments' started by nebraska_beauty, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. nebraska_beauty

    nebraska_beauty Type 2 · Active Member

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    I have heard cinnamon has a beneficial effect on sugar levels. I have bought some cinnamon tea bags and the ingredients state four types of pure cinnamon but there is no nutritional breakdown regarding sugars etc. It does not say there is any sugar in it but it tastes very sweet so I am wondering if its OK to drink it
     
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  2. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Do you have a glucose meter or a urine testing stick you could use to check?
     
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  3. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    maybe there is no sugar in it hard to tell for us here... some do try to measue it with one of their strips for testing blood sugar..
    cinnamon tea and cinnamon do affect the blood sugar a bit downwards..(of cause only if there is no sugar in it) but avoiding carbs in the food we eat is really what makes a difference..
    cinnamon have more kinds , and it is the cheaper kind that lowers blood sugar a bit, maybe due to some ingredient in it.
    Cinnamon is not healthy eaten in very high amounts like over a teaspoon a day...

    http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/cinnamon-and-benefits-for-diabetes

    http://www.life-enhancement.com/mag...on-reduces-blood-sugar-and-cholesterol-levels
     
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  4. miszu

    miszu Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Cinnamon does great to ur BG thats what i noticed. I read it somewhere that it lowers BG and tried it, its very good.
    I try to avoid fruits, but sometimes i like to have a small apple between meals. Apple itself raises my BG but when i eat it with cinnamon it doesnt really affect my BG. what i do is just slice the apple like i usually do and just sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top. it tastes good and i can have some apple without worrying about my BG. :)

    About ur tea, i would recommend making ur own teabags or use a filter, put some cinnamon in it and pour hot water over it in to ur cup. I dont trust any food/drink i buy from shops, if i feel like its sweet i dont have it coz it most likely has some kind of sugar in it. Its easier to get ground cinnamon and make ur own .
     
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  5. DaftThoughts

    DaftThoughts LADA · Well-Known Member

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    There are some herbs and spices that taste sweet even though they aren't. Fennel tea for example has no sugars in it, but still tastes very sweet. Chances are your tea (provided you brew it from a teabag with no added sugar) has no carbs in it even if your tongue tries to tell you otherwise. ;)
     
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  6. nebraska_beauty

    nebraska_beauty Type 2 · Active Member

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    battery expired two days ago so not sure
     
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    nebraska_beauty Type 2 · Active Member

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    nebraska_beauty Type 2 · Active Member

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    Yes I am trying to avoid carbs but does anyone else get the dizziness and foggy head with it. This isn't due to low BG levels as I never have hypos just trouble keeping it down. Is it something your body eventually adjusts to.
     
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    nebraska_beauty Type 2 · Active Member

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    I just discovered from the tea website it is liquorice providing the sweetness but they say it is organic and at levels safe for everyone although the word diabetic does not appear. There is a load of scientific mathematical studies to prove the difference between organic and the sweet candy types. If in doubt I will make my own I think.
     
  11. Liam1955

    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    @nebraska_beauty - Hi :). I have read about Cinnamon lowering Blood Sugars in drinks. Is it true it helps to lower Blood Sugars? Have you tested before and then after?
     
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    DevonVee Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    I have read that you need to use Ceylon cinnamon as it less toxic than cassia cinnamon
    To have a significant effect you have to take in 6 teaspoons. There are pills with extract of Ceylon cinnamon. It works by reducing insulin resistance.
     
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  13. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I drink a tea made with mint and liquorice which doesn't need sweetening but doesn't show any sugar content. I think it is available as a mixture, but I just put one bag of each into the pot. I use water just before it boils so as not to lose the mintiness. I do this only because I love the taste, not because I know of any benefit - though I do suspect that there is some truth in 'a little of what you fancy does you good'
     
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    Hi, just picking up on your point on dizziness and foggy head. These are typical symptoms of the early stages of a low carb diet, particularly if you are going into the ketogenic zone. It is caused mainly by dehydration, so drink lots of water and add salt to your diet.
     
  15. nebraska_beauty

    nebraska_beauty Type 2 · Active Member

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    Yes I have read a lot of studies on cinnamon lowering blood sugars which I why I bought the tea. It seems cinnamon is effective but you have to be sure there are no other added nasties or sugars in commercial products. Probably best just to buy a jar of cinnamon and then use it in or on your food.
     
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    nebraska_beauty Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thanks for that. I will do that and keep going. I did lose seven pounds in the first two weeks so it must be beneficial
     
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  17. nebraska_beauty

    nebraska_beauty Type 2 · Active Member

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    Well probably the pills are easier than dosing yourself with all that cinnamon. My tea states it contains vietnamese cinnamon and Indian cinnamon.
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    if you go down quickly from a usually very high average blood glucose then some people do experience what is called false hypos , where one react to it like it was almost a hypo... maybe that is what you are experiencing , if so you just need to go through it so you´ll get used to it and you body will stop reacting to it...
    if you in the same period have started new medication you should also keep an eye open that it could instead be sideeffects from the medication...
    good luck with getting normal levels again..by low carbing
     
    #18 Freema, Feb 22, 2017 at 8:11 PM
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    the problem with the less toxic cylon cinnamon is that it doesn´t lower blood glucose , it seems to be the toxic compound that do lower the blood glucose
     
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    nebraska_beauty Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thanks. I am getting to understand it now from the advice I have been given on the forum. Apart from the dizziness and foggy head at times, I do feel better on the whole from low carbing
     
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