As you have read from Dick Young:
Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., has created one of the most vital books on the health of your family you will ever find, The 150 Healthiest Food on Earth. The lavishly illustrated, 358-page weighty tome gives you more vital information on foods that can keep your family healthy than any other publication I have ever come across. And I am always on the lookout. I have given the book to family members and often advise it for others. I have now selected a “Great 10” list of food choices to share with you. My goal here is pass on ideas that perhaps you did not previously know about.
Cinnamon: According to Jonny, cinnamon has an uncanny ability to moderate blood sugar. Cinnamon contains photochemicals called chaconne polymers that increase glucose metabolism in the cells twenty-fold or more and contains anthocayanins, which improve capillary function; and contains anti-inflammatory compounds that may be helpful in affecting the pain and stiffness of muscles and joints. Jonny writes that one of the best parts of the cinnamon story is that you can get the best results with the cheapest stuff. In fact, you are better off getting the really cheap stuff from the supermarket instead of any esoteric and expensive oil extracts, which may have some components that could be toxic if taken internally. I am increasingly reading that the way to go with your supplements is to stick with the inexpensive branded products sold by CVS and Walgreen. These giants have much to lose in bad PR by allowing inferior products on their shelves. And given a choice, I would always go with CVS first.
Another cinnamon product that I like is New Chapter’s Cinnamon Force:
Cinnamon possesses a unique power amongst botanicals by assisting in the body’s conversion of sugar (glucose) into energy. The full spectrum of beneficial compounds found in Cinnamon Force is delivered using a supercritical extraction, whole-food approach to herbal supplementation. Cinnamon Force promotes healthy weight management by helping glucose create immediate cellular energy instead of stored potential energy in the form of fat deposits. New Chapter uses no harsh chemicals or solvents to deliver a super-pure, super-potent herbal extract.
As a bonus, I chew them to release the cinnamon liquid which acts as a breath mint without the sugar.