So The Craving Curer is the last in the water series and I hope these recipes have given you some new ideas. Great for the dinner table if you have people over or for just having in the fridge to encourage you to drink more water. So we have all heard the saying ‘an apple a day, keeps the doctor away’ and it really is true! The Craving Curer focuses on blood sugar control and the health benefits of both cinnamon and apple to achieve this, so read on to find out how.
The Craving Curer 1 Apple 2 cinnamon sticks 1 teaspoon of ground Cinnamon Jug of water
Cut the apple up into cubes and add to the jug, with the cinnamon sticks and ground Cinnamon. Fill with water and leave for a few hours. This is a much stronger tasting water so doesn’t need as much time to blend.
Health benefits of Apple: Apples are great at balancing blood sugar regulation and actually lessen the absorption of glucose from your digestive tract. They stimulate the beta cells of the pancreas to secrete insulin and to increase the uptake of glucose from the blood via stimulation of insulin receptors. In addition, the phytonutrients found in apples inhibit enzymes that break down complex carbohydrates into simple sugars, thus preventing that spike in blood sugar.
Health benefits of Cinnamon: Cinnamon has beneficial effects on glycemic control and reduces the amount of glucose entering the blood stream after a meal, by slowing the rate at which the stomach empties. Studies have shown there is a link with improving glucose and lipid levels and concluded that high does of cinnamon will reduce the risk factors associated with diabetes.