Cinnamon is delicious and rich flavor spice , always sprinkled on coffee or sweets to have that delicious smell.Its smell can enhance our brain function.There are lots of health benefits of Cinnamon for us and most useful is for weight-loss.
Weight loss is one of the most popular topics in modern days.While there is no magic bullet or overnight cure, there are some foods, herbs and spices that can help assist you in your weight loss journey.One of these weight loss aids is Cinnamon.
In these recent times, it has been popularly used as weight loss remedy.It is used as a home remedy for many ailments that helps to boost both the physical and mental well-being especially aids for weight loss.
Cinnamon helps to lose the fat in your body especially the belly fat. It contains 5 times more anti-oxidants that help to lose weight and fat in the body than blueberries or pomegranate juice. It also increases insulin sensitivity that controls blood sugar to produce less insulin that makes your body not to pack it as fat. You can use this cinnamon to burn fat daily in your meals that helps to control your appetite and craving throughout the day and lose the body fat.'Natural Cinnamon and Honey' by Patricia Gardner is best book to read on Cinnamon and its benefits.
- It helps to burn fats and also prevents it further accumulation of fats in the body.
- It increases metabolism process to burn extra calories.
- It reduces cholesterol level and maintains body weight.
- It regulates the blood sugar levels by increasing the insulin action.
- It contains rich amounts of polyphenols that promotes weight loss in the body.
- It suppresses the appetite and makes you feel full even if you eat less food also.
According to US National Health Service, it claims that one should not take more than one teaspoon (5g) of cinnamon per day for 6 weeks or for lesser period of time. You can take it for about 5 days with a 2 days rest in a week and then repeat the cycle.
Ceylon Cinnamon has little level of coumarin as that of cassia cinnamon.Ceylon Cinnamon is treated as true cinnamon.
How to Use Cinnamon for Weight loss
1.Cinnamon with Water
Take 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder and add it to a cup of warm water.Consume this on daily basis.
2.Cinnamon with Honey in Water
Put 1 cup of water to boil and put 2 stick of Cinnamon ,let it boil for few seconds and cool the water.Once cool,strain water and add 1 tbsp of Honey and mix it well.Consume this to lose weight and regular intake of this water early in the morning and before going to bed will be more beneficial for weight loss.
3.Cinnamon in Banana and Oats Smoothie
Take a banana, a teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 1/4 cup of raw oats, 1/2 cup of skimmed milk,1 cup of plain yogurt and 2 tbsp brown sugar or Honey.Blend all of them to make smoothie.Sprinkle Cinnamon powder on top of this.
In a cup, place 2 small sticks of cinnamon and put boiling water on that.Allow it to steep for 5 minutes and strain it into other cup.Drink this cinnamon Tea for Weight Loss.
5.Cinnamon with Apple and Water
Peel and cur apple pieces and mash them using pestle and mortar.Collect the juice of apple (If needed,strain through fine cloth.)Add this apple juice to the jug full of clear drinking chilled water.Slice some Apples with skin on, and put it into Jug.Add 1 tsp cinnamon powder and mix it well.Squeeze lemon juice also and drink this refreshing Apple juice with Cinnamon flavored drink.
Other common ways to add Cinnamon into diet
- Sprinkle a teaspoon on your oatmeal or breakfast cereal
- Mix cinnamon and honey into hot water to make a tea-like concoction
- Add to your regular tea or coffee
- Mix into butters, yogurt or cheese spreads to enhance flavor
- Add into fruit juices or ciders
- Mix into a protein shake
- Take a cinnamon capsule