Using Cinnamon To Lose Body Fat Faster
By Liam Thompson
Putting some cinnamon in your coffee instead of using sugar or sweeteners can be a great way to decrease your blood sugar levels and help you to burn more body fat as a result.
What exactly is Cinnamon?
Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years as a popular spice for foods. It was imported to Egypt as early as 2000 BC, but those who report that it had come from China confuse it with another spice, cassia. Cinnamon is mostly used in cookery for flavouring or as a condiment and it is also used in the manufacture of chocolate, especially in South American countries.
What are the benefits of Cinnamon in your diet?
It is thought that cinnamon may help to balance your blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin receptors. Insulin is the hormone that is responsible for regulating blood sugar and fat metabolism in your body and is the single most important hormone that needs to be regulated if you want to lose weight.This basically means that these receptors will have a stronger affinity (or liking) for insulin. In response to this then the body needs to produce less insulin in order to create the desired effects.
This causes less stress on your pancreas, increases your metabolic rate, decreases inflammation and is especially if you are trying to lose body fat or if you happen to have type 2 diabetes, which is becoming more prevalent in today’s society. Decreasing the amount of insulin that your body produces is always a good thing because it can significantly lower your risk of developing diabetes and increasing insulin resistance is really important as well because if you are insulin resistant you are at the pre diabetes phase. Scientific studies on humans have generally shown that adding cinnamon to food can result in an average decrease of around 10% in fasting blood sugar levels.
Also a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by a Swedish research team looked at the effect of cinnamon on a group of fourteen people. They were given either rice pudding on its own or with cinnamon. The team found that the subjects who has eaten the rice pudding with cinnamon lowered the post meal rise in blood glucose compared to people who didn’t have cinnamon.
Additional benefits of adding cinnamon to your diet.
In addition to the insulin sensitivity and blood sugar regulating properties of cinnamon it is also really high in Anti Oxidant goodnessIn fact cinnamon has been found to have the second highest levels of anti oxidants of any spice (only to be beaten by cloves) and the essential oils found in cinnamon are also known for their antibiotic properties.
Scientific studies have found this spice is also super effective at halting the growth of bacteria as well as certain fungi, including the commonly very common (especially in females) yeast candidia, which feeds on sugar and can also lead to intense sugar cravings.For best results try to take cinnamon with meals twice a day. You can also take a cinnamon supplement after a meal when your blood sugar levels are likely to be at their highest
Liam Thompson is a Personal Trainer and Bootcamp owner in Manchester specialising in Weight Loss and Posture Correction. Check out Personal Training Manchester and Manchester Boot Camp for more info on personal training and weight loss in Manchester.