Fort Wayne Nutrition Tip: Enjoy Fall's 3 "C" Spices 11/03/2022The three “c” spices – cardamon, cinnamon, clove – are three of fall’s comfiest spices! Added to everything from coffee and tea drinks to soups, entrees, and desserts, these spices do spice up the taste buds…and the body! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc presents some Fort Wayne healthy pointers about these three “anti” (anti-diseases’, that is!) spices as the seasons change in parts of the world. ANTI-LOTS OF DISEASES! Clove A review of 24 tropical spices and herbs with cardamom and clove listed with them reported on the nutritional value, health advantages, and phytochemical properties of them including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-obesity, anti-diabetic, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and nervous system activities. (1) In a recent study about the anti-cancer effect of spices in the Mediterranean diet, researchers included clove as one of the chemo-therapeutic and chemo-preventive spices together with ginger, black cumin, rosemary, pepper, and turmeric. (2) Further, to see if clove oil could prevent chronic conditions like obesity, researchers tested rats and discovered that eugenol, the main compound in clove oil averted the high-fat-diet rats’ tendency to gain weight and be obese by controlling the imbalance of microbiota of the gut. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc appreciates the variety of benefits of clove for some of our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients. ANTI-GLUCOSE: Cinnamon and Cardamom Various types of cinnamon have been touted for their ability to normalize and/or improve glucose levels in diabetes. Just how it is able to do this has been discussed from many different angles: by increasing the insulin sensitivity of receptor signaling pathways, decreasing inflammation, inhibiting glucose absorption, enhancing glucose uptake by glucose transported proteins, and more. It has been demonstrated to be extremely safe, too, which lead researchers to endorse its being discussed as part of the management of diabetes with patients. (4) The leaf of true cinnamon – Ceylon cinnamon – has been described as offering all sorts of health benefits, so researchers put it to the test. They discovered that leaf extracts of Ceylon cinnamon offered a multitude of bioactivities from cholesterol esterase and micellization inhibition to glutathionase-S-transferase, COX1 and COX2 inhibition as well as cytotoxicity against studied cancer cell lines (MCF7, HePG2, AN3CA) as well as being anti-inflammatory and antilipidemic. (5) In lots of technical terms, Ceylon cinnamon is seemingly healthy as is cardamom! ANTI-DIABETIC AND ANTILIPIDEMIC AND ANTI-OBESITY: Cardamom Helping diabetics deal with their glucose levels is essential, and cardamom is another beneficial spice. Known as the “queen of spice,” caradmom’s anti-diabetic property seems to come from its effect on metabolic factors like glycemic indices. 3 g of cardamom a day taken from 8 weeks to 3 months significantly impacted HbA1C and Homeostatic Model Assessment of Insulin Resistance (how much insulin the body required to keep blood sugar levels in line). Research emphasized caradmom’s ability to improve the metabolism of glucose. (6) A review of randomized controlled trials that evaluated the effects of green cardamom reported that triglycerides levels were significantly decreased with its use compared to control. (7) Fort Wayne chiropractic healthcare treatment plans promote the use of healthy, natural interventions to help! Chiropractic care is health care! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen RN on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they describe relieving chiropractic care via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and nutrition. Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now. As you cozy your way into fall, incorporate the three ‘c’ fall spices for their spicy, healthy, and anti-disease traits!! Enjoy! « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."