As we lead up to Easter it's not unusual to start seeing hot cross buns and choccie eggs in our fridges. One of the primary reasons most people celebrate Easter is for the sugary goodness!!
However increasing dietary sugar intake can play havoc with energy, as the body has trouble stabilising blood sugar.
Enter Cinnamon. Cinnamon is one of the primary herbs I use to help patients with blood sugar regulation issues.
Symptoms of Blood Sugar Regulation Issues
- Drops in energy throughout the day
- Feeling tired after meals
- Prone to getting “Hangry” when you haven't eaten
- Waking in the middle of the night for a snack
- Craving sugar/carbs and/or coffee
Cinnamon is used as an antidiabetic herb that aids in insulin resistance. It helps to maintain and modulate blood sugar to help minimise these symptoms. I usually prescribe Cinnamon as a herbal extract but it can also be used as food as medicine as well. You can obtain ground Cinnamon from your local health food shop. You can use it in your cooking, sprinkle it on your cereal or oats in the morning. Add it to a chia pudding or some yoghurt; anything you like, just find a way to add it into your diet. But make sure that you do not use Cinnamon Sugar! However tasty it s, it is not medicinal like raw ground Cinnamon :)
- Aunty Jaz xx
Jaz is a Naturopath, Pathology Testing Adviser and educator. She practice as a Naturopath in Melbourne, Australia and via skype worldwide. She teaches fellow practitioners on pathology testing and educates pracs and the public on the bridge between Naturopathic care Biomedicine.