Did you know that there is a simple and common spice that can help you stabilize blood sugar levels, fight inflammation in the body, act as an antioxidant and even potentially raise your metabolism? It’s probably sitting in your cabinet or pantry as we speak.
That’s right, cinnamon.
Cinnamon has been linked to a whole host of health benefits in recent years, and its addition into your diet and nutrition routine can create a whole host of benefits!
First of all, cinnamon can mimic the role of insulin in the body, which works to regulate blood sugar levels. Regulating and stabilizing blood sugar levels is great for people living with diabetes, or people looking to lose body fat - as spikes in blood sugar levels can lead to the storage of body fat which creates energy instability throughout the day. Cinnamon helps to keep blood sugar levels constant and helps to prevent large spikes in blood sugar levels.
And much like eating hot peppers, cinnamon can create a thermogenic reaction in the body, causing an increase in metabolic activity. This means a more active metabolism, which processes carbs and calories more efficiently, leading to a greater decrease in body fat.
Cinnamon has also been linked to increasing the rate in which belly fat is burned, lowering of LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, and even increasing satiety (the feeling of fullness) after meals. This means just by adding cinnamon into your diet, you can create a whirlwind of positive results.
It’s for these reasons that the addition of cinnamon into meals containing or high in carbohydrates is a good idea for anyone. Try adding cinnamon to cereal, toast, or oatmeal to add a little extra flavor as well as nutritional potency. Event try adding some into your morning coffee to get your metabolism firing in high gear!
Try this awesome morning breakfast recipe;
Prepare oatmeal in the microwave or on stovetop as you normally would, then add and stir in cinnamon, cinnamon bun protein and sweetener. Stir until smooth, and enjoy your cinnamon bun breakfast oatmeal! The addition of cinnamon will help to deal with the carb intake from the oatmeal, and the addition of the protein makes it a complete breakfast!!!
What a delicious way to lose body fat!!!