Cinnamon helps with better blood sugar control
Cinnamon as an ingredient may lead to slower emptying of the stomach and reduce the rise in blood sugar after eating.
The researchers measured the rate of stomach emptying (gastric emptying rate) in 14 healthy subjects with normal fasting blood glucose levels after consuming 300g of rice pudding or 300g rice pudding plus 6g cinnamon.
Inclusion of cinnamon in the diet lowers the postprandial glucose response, a change that is at least partially explained by a delayed gastric emptying rate Addition of cinnamon to the rice pudding reduced gastric emptying from 37 to 34,5 percent, and also delayed the rise in blood-glucose levels after eating. No effect of cinnamon was found on satiety.
Research: Effect of cinnamon on postprandial blood glucose, gastric emptying, and satiety in healthy subjects. Link