The fat tissue around your abdominal area, or the famous belly fat is connected with several severe health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.
Few studies have confirmed the link between belly fat and diabetes type 2. If you want to get rid of that stubborn belly fat, you need to start exercising and eat healthy food.
The smells of cinnamon will take you to a place of comfort and warmth. This spice was once more valuable than gold and the medicinal uses for cinnamon date back to the days of the Egyptians.
When it comes to weight loss and cinnamon, new research out of a Maryland USDA research center revealed a surprise. Cinnamon was found to lower blood sugar levels. As this discovery was ‘accidental’ the team went on to further investigate cinnamon and blood sugar.
In a separate study conducted on sixty adults diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes the researchers found that taking as little as one-quarter to two teaspoons a day of cinnamon dramatically changed the sufferers blood sugar levels and insulin output. High blood sugar levels are closely associated with weight gain and obesity.
Ginger is a known metabolic activator and has been thought to increase metabolism by as much as twenty percent. Some people swear by ginger’s appetite suppressing abilities too. Although there is no scientific data on ginger and weight loss specifically, adding this to your daily diet is a powerful way to help balance your body. A balanced body is a healthy body.
Ginger can also help improve digestion and even soothe an upset stomach.
Most people know that citrus fruits are high in vitamin C. And we all know that vitamin C is great to fight off colds and flu’s, but did you know that research reveals that the higher amount of vitamin C found in the blood the lower the body fat?
A study published in the Journal of Nutrition showed that the higher the levels of vitamin C found in adult blood samples, the smaller the waistline of the adult. Vitamin C oxidizes body fat or burns fat which is the theory behind the higher vitamin C levels and slimmer waistlines.
So eat up those oranges and grapefruits, and add some lemons or limes to your water! You’ll not only be fighting off winter sickness, you’ll be burning fat too!
And finally, here is the recipe for the incredible homemade natural drink, which contains some of the most effective fat-melting ingredients :
- 1 lemon, squeezed
- 1 tsp. grated ginger
- a little bit cinnamon
- 1 cup warm mint tea ( previously prepared)
Add the grated ginger and cinnamon in the warm mint tea. Let it cool a bit and then squeeze the lemon. Do not add honey. Stir well and drink while still warm. Consume during the evening period.