You’ve probably heard that the common kitchen spice cinnamon can have a positive impact on your insulin sensitivity, allowing your body to better process the carbohydrates you eat. This is great news as increased insulin sensitivity means lower blood sugar levels, a flatter belly, and greater health for you.
But here’s something you may not know… that cinnamon that you have in your kitchen cupboard? It very likely isn’t cinnamon at all if you bought it at the grocery store.
Believe it or not, out of 12 ground cinnamon specimens examined by the New York Board of Health, only three contained any cinnamon whatsoever and even those were largely mixed with sawdust. The others were almost entirely composed of sawdust, starch, and cinnamon flavored oil.
Beyond that, most cinnamon that you find at the grocery store has been heavily irradiated to extend its shelf life. This irradiation process destroys many of the active nutrients found in cinnamon, thus inactivating its ability to produce any health-promoting benefits.
If you want to know how to ensure the cinnamon you are using is REAL cinnamon (and not fake cinnamon made of sawdust), we tell you exactly how to do that, along with 3 other powerful insulin-sensitivity and blood sugar lowering tips at the next page: