Studies have shown that including a scoop of cinnamon into your daily diet can help you lose weight. Cinnamon actually has thermogenic properties that briefly boost your metabolism, making it easier for you to burn fat without excessive exercise.
New studies show “Cinnamon decreases blood sugar. When your blood sugar is constantly spiking from the foods that you are eating, you will be more likely to gain weight or have a hard time losing extra pounds.
Cinnamon also creates a chemical reaction. When cinnamon is consumed, the body actually reacts chemically to digest the cinnamon. This reaction actually speeds up the metabolism in order to offset the extra heat that is occurring as a result of the cinnamon. When the metabolism speeds up, you are burning more calories and you will lose weight more quickly.”
TheFittChick™ uses cinnamon in protein shakes, oatmeal, coffee, in yogurt, and in baking. The options are limitless. It doesn’t matter how you consume the cinnamon as long as you eat it on a regular basis. Keep a container of cinnamon readily available so that you can add it to your meals everyday!
“Make sure you purchase true cinnamon, known as Ceylon cinnamon. Many stores sell cassia, also known as Chinese cinnamon or Saigon cinnamon, which is similar in flavor to cinnamon but doesn’t not have the same health benefits. In addition, cassias contains coumarin, a toxic component that can cause kidney and liver damage in large amounts. “
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