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January 23, 2006

Meal Planning, Food and Diet

Question from Valinda, California, USA:

What foods lower blood glucose?

Answer:

There have been some limited studies showing that one to three grams of cinnamon per day can improve lipids and blood sugar control in persons with type 2 diabetes, but I am unaware of any other foods that independently lower blood sugars. Most foods do the opposite and raise blood sugars. Your challenge is to find a combination of carbohydrates, protein and fat that will provide optimal blood sugar control. Speak with your health care team about the possibility of including cinnamon into your meal plan.

JMS