Amazing Facts About Cinnamon That Greatly Help In Optimal Weight Loss

There are some well known products that are marketed in today’s world which claim to help in weight loss. In this process, we almost forget about the natural ingredients that can be used to lose weight. The association between cinnamon and weight loss is talked a lot in today’s world. Cinnamon is however also associated with many other health benefits going back over the centuries when it was first used in ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine philosophy. But before we “kick-off” with cinnamon and weight loss, let’s first take a minute to familiarize ourselves with this very special spice.

The origins of cinnamon

Cinnamon spice is the bark of the cinnamon tree. It is readily available in both dried, tubular, form or in ground form. There are two types of cinnamon, both being quite similar to each other; one of which comes from China, and one which comes from Ceylon. Both have a very similar taste; however, the cinnamon that originates from Ceylon is slightly sweeter, and some say more refined.

Cinnamon and weight loss

Cinnamon has the ability to regulate the levels of glucose in your bloodstream. It achieves this by slowing down the rate at which the stomach empties after a meal. As increased levels of glucose in your bloodstream can be metabolized into fat, by keeping the levels down, cinnamon actively helps to prevent this type of fat gain. In addition, the slowing down of the rate at which the stomach empties also means that you will feel fuller for longer. Another way in which cinnamon and weight loss works is that it changes the way that your body deals with carbohydrates.  It makes them easier to process, which in turn facilitates weight loss.

Cinnamon regulates insulin levels

As well as helping to regulate the levels of glucose in your bloodstream, cinnamon can also help to manage insulin levels too. It contains certain compounds that are able to reduce what are referred to as insulin spikes, and to help your body to manage its insulin in a more effective way. By balancing insulin in this way, it helps to improve how you absorb and metabolize glucose in your bloodstream, which then helps to minimize any fat storage. When used as part a regular weight management diet and exercise regime, it can only help to encourage shedding a few pounds.

How to get cinnamon into your daily diet?

There are a number of ways that you can include the benefit of cinnamon into your daily diet. For example, you can add a teaspoon of honey and half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to a cup of boiling water to make a quick and easy tea. You can also add a half teaspoon to any type of herbal tea as well.

It’s also great spooned over breakfast cereal, and just like the cappuccino you can buy when you’re out and about, you can also add a sprinkling of cinnamon to home-made coffee too. Other ways of enjoying cinnamon are to sprinkle it on a slice of hot toast, sprinkle some over cheese, add to apple and peach pies, spoon into fruit juices, and add as a flavoring to casseroles and curries too.

Honey and Cinnamon Mixture for Weight Loss

Mix half a teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon with a cup of hot water. Allow it to cool down and add a teaspoon of raw, organic honey to the water mixture and stir (cooling to a drinkable temperature will help raw honey keep its nutritional value). Drink the concoction every morning.

Cinnamon boosts your metabolism and lowers cholesterol. Whether we are talking about the cinnamon and weight loss benefits, or any of the other cinnamon health benefits we have mentioned above, including this spice in your everyday holistic health lifestyle diet comes well recommended. The addition of the aromatic Cinnamon with loaded medicinal effects makes the drink even more delicious. Enjoy slimming with this sweet and delicious ingredient called cinnamon and reap its wonderful benefits.