Health: Cinnamon for Weight Loss

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“The smallest changes in our eating plan can make a huge difference when it comes to our overall health even as simple as sprinkling in some cinnamon in our espresso” — Paul Ebeling

The Big Q: How does cinnamon work for weight loss ?

The Big A: Whenever we eat, the body converts digestible carbohydrates into blood glucose (sugar), the bodies primary source of energy. Our blood sugar level will affect how energetic as well as how hungry we feel. This also determines whether or not we burn up or store fat. Cinnamon works for weight loss by helping to regulate blood sugar levels. Regulating blood glucose levels is considered the most efficient way to help maintain your fat burning ability.

A study of 60 people revealed that an intake of 1, 3, or 6 g of cinnamon per day (approximately 1/4 to 1 teaspoon) significantly reduces blood glucose levels. Even the smallest quantity of cinnamon produced in the region of a 20% decrease in blood sugar. Once the daily cinnamon intake was ended, blood sugar levels started to rise.

Because of the polyphenols in cinnamon, Lisa Young, PhD, RDN, author of Finally Full, Finally Slim and The Portion Teller Plan, says these “potent antioxidants contain anti-inflammatory properties [that] can help prevent chronic diseases”

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