This spice wards off diabetes in dogs
Recent studies have shown that just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day helps to regulate blood sugar and raise insulin resistance; it actually boosts the body’s ability to use insulin to improve blood glucose levels. This is vital for anyone at risk for diabetes — and that includes senior and overweight dogs. So in addition to feeding a low glycemic index dog food, another good use of cinnamon for dogs is in your pup’s food bowl!
Ceylon cinnamon is an ingredient in my golden paste recipe and if you’ve ever wondered why it has to be Ceylon cinnamon and not just regular ole’ cinnamon (Cassia) from the spice aisle of the grocery store, then this is the right post for you.
I buy Ceylon in the natural/health section of my grocery store where you have to weigh your spices. I don’t add much to my golden paste, a couple of tablespoons, so a small bag will last several months. I store it in the cupboard with my dogs dry supplements (digestive supplement, Canine System Saver, Nzymes, etc.).
All cinnamon is good for us, but Cassia cinnamon (the lessexpensive spice we find in the spice aisle of the grocery store) has a componentcalled coumarin that I’ve read can be harmful in large doses, which is why it’snot recommended for golden paste. Ceyloncinnamon is lower in courmarin, making it the safe and more beneficial optionfor humans and our dogs.
The following are benefits for humans, however, I believethat many things that promote good health in humans will translate to our dogstoo.
Cinnamon for dogs helps stave off yeast infections
Other studies reveal that cinnamon is anti fungal; it works to combat Candida albicans, the fungus that causes yeast infections. These infections often resist medication, but not cinnamon. (Dogs who have allergies are susceptible to yeast infections).