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Why Sugar Metabolism, Cinnamon, and other Nutrients are so Important

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first let’s start off with the basics: what is sugar metabolism?

based on research from livestrong.com, we’ve found that sugar metabolism is a carbohydrate metabolism that cycles throughout a few simple steps. first, the sugar metabolism breaks down the glucose and turns it into energy. then, the glucose that isn’t converted right away is stored for later use. as your body decides it needs to break into that glucose reserve, the process starts all over again. this all takes place your small intestine, liver, and muscles, but the important thing to remember is blood sugar and how to keep control of it.

in the last few years, research has suggested that cinnamon may be used to lower blood sugar level in many diagnosed with diabetes. mayo clinic stated that a 90-day  regiment of 500 mg, twice a day improved the hemoglobin levels of those with type 2 diabetes. what does this mean for us? for now, web md tells us that cinnamon is beneficial, it’s just to what extent that is unclear.

while we’re waiting on the results of the exact benefits of cinnamon, here are some other nutrients to add to your diet: 7 nutrients your diet may be missing 

for more research check out these great sites!

-mayo clinic 

-web md

-livestrong.com

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