How to use cinnamon for weight loss


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How to use cinnamon for weight loss

  1. 1. How to use Cinnamon for Weight LossHow to use Cinnamon for Weight LossCinnamon is a very common spice used by many cultures around the world forthousand of years. It goes well with both desserts (aka cinnamon buns, cakes etc)and as well as salty goods as well like curries, toasts etc.Cinnamon is a rich source of manganese, iron, calcium and fiber. Cinnamon has beenused to treat diarrhea, indigestion, bloating and even as immune booster. Recentresearch has shown that cinnamon can effectively lower blood sugar levels. This candirectly lead to reduced fat accumulation in the body.Learn how to effectivelycinnamon for weight loss and lose those unwanted poundsPhoto credit S.DiddyHow to use cinnamon for weight lossNumerous studies have shown that cinnamon is a blood sugar stabilizer.SeeReferences[1], [2], [3]. This makes it a great choice not only for diabetics but alsofor people trying to lose those extra pounds.When we eat, our body converts digestible carbohydrates into blood sugar (glucose),our main source of energy. Our pancreas creates a hormone called insulin thattransports blood sugar into our bodys cells where it is used for energy.If we eat more than we need to (overeating!), the blood sugar rises, the pancreasgoes into overdrive to produce more and more insulin. This insulin surge tells ourbody there is plenty of energy available. Once our energy needs are met, insulin willstore all the extra glucose as body fat for later Page 1 of 4
  2. 2. How to use Cinnamon for Weight LossRead: Why and How we get fat?Because of the cinnamons affect in controlling the blood sugar, there is less insulin inour system, causing our body to store less fat.What is Insulin?Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas which regulates glucose levels in theblood. Fat accumulation in the body is controlled by a hormone called insulin.What is Insulin resistance?is a condition in which your cells dont respond to the hormone insulin, leading to anincrease in insulin secretion and high blood sugar levels. It not only contributes tothe development of diabetes, but also increases your risk for heart disease, obesityand kidney ailments.People who are insulin resistance have reduced insulin sensitivity.What is Insulin sensitivity?This is opposite of insulin resistance. People who are insulin sensitive requirerelatively normal or low levels of insulin to process the glucose in their system.Consumption of cinnamon leads to lowered blood sugar means less insulin in thesystem which in turn implies reduced fat Page 2 of 4
  3. 3. How to use Cinnamon for Weight LossPhoto credit Soma.RHow to incorporate cinnamon in your daily diet?• Use cinnamon in any food you cook.• Add to your smoothies.• Add teaspoon of cinnamon to your cereal, toast, fruits• Make cinnamon tea. (my favourite)Boil some water. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon to it. Let it steep for 5-10mins. Strain and enjoy your cinnamon tea. Cinnamon capsules are alsoavailable but I have never tried them. Try to eat cinnamon with your food.SummaryJust like green tea and other supplements, cinnamon can be used against your fightagainst fat. Use cinnamon wisely in conjunction with a balanced and healthy diet andproper exercise program and watch that fat melting off.References[1] - Effect of ground cinnamon onpostprandial blood glucose concentration in normal-weight and obese adults[2] Cinnamon improves insulinsensitivity and alters the body composition in an animal model of the Page 3 of 4
  4. 4. How to use Cinnamon for Weight Page 4 of 4syndrome.[3] Chromium and polyphenolsfrom cinnamon improve insulin