Cinnamon is a wonderful spice that lends its warm and delicious aroma to whichever food it is added. But did you know that it is excellent for boosting your metabolism as well? Studies have shown that cinnamon may also help in keeping blood sugar levels in check and improve insulin resistance in people with type 2 diabetes. This is because cinnamon helps to activate the insulin receptors and stimulate certain essential enzyme systems that are involved in carbohydrate metabolism. All these properties of cinnamon make it one of the best fat-burning spices. However, the excess use of cinnamon can have some side effects, so be careful of your dosage.
Cinnamon has a regulatory effect on blood sugar levels and simultaneously increases insulin levels in the body. It imitates the biological activity of insulin and increases the metabolism of glucose. Since high blood sugar levels can lead to increased storage of fat by the body, cinnamon helps prevent this increased storage of fat and enables you to lose weight. In addition, it influences the manner in which sugar is metabolized by the body and prevents the transformation of the metabolized sugar into fat. Cinnamon also delays the passing of food from the stomach into the intestine. Hence, you feel satisfied for a longer time and eat less. This helps you lose weight. Cinnamon also helps the body to process carbohydrates more efficiently and this assists you in losing a few pounds. Studies show that abdominal fat is more sensitive to the effects of cinnamon than fat from other parts of the body.”
Weight loss is one of the most popular topics in modern day health news due to the expanding waistlines of people around the world. People like to cling to the thought of a miracle food or super pill like cinnamon in order to lose weight. But the reality is that a balanced diet and exercise regimen is the best way to lose and maintain a healthy weight.
Of course not. Weight loss requires a sustained caloric deficit in your diet. Cinnamon isn’t a magic powder that defies the laws of science. If you want to lose weight, you need to eat less food. If you want to maintain the weight loss that you achieved through eating less food, you need to keep eating less food for as long as you want to keep the weight off (i.e. sustainable lifestyle change, not temporary diet).
Eat cinnamon if you enjoy the taste of cinnamon, not because you are under the false impression that it will have some kind of magic effect on your weight.
If you are asking that ONLY cinnamon will help for weight loss, then the answer is definitely NO.
You should not be thinking of it as primary solution for weight loss. Focus should be on the difference between CALORIES OUT – CALORIES IN. This should always be positive value, if you are thinking about weight loss. Cinnamon and many other such things will do their job- to support you in this journey- as they say cinnamon increases metabolism of glucose.