Our Cinnamon Bark Extract Can Help You Burn Fat and Lose Weight
Let’s face it. For most of us life simply tastes better with a little cinnamon sprinkled on it. Best known as a culinary spice, cinnamon has recently emerged as a strategy for controlling blood sugar, burning fat, and curbing food cravings. The most compelling research on the health benefits of this common and ancient spice has focused on a particular type – cassia cinnamon.
Commonly Cited Benefits of Cinnamon
1. Cinnamon can help Type 2 Diabetes.
Cinnamon may help treat Type 2 Diabetes in several ways. It makes the cells in your body utilize insulin more effectively thereby improving control of blood sugars. Additionally, cinnamon lowers blood pressure and improves other bio-markers of diabetes such as lipids and triglycerides.
This versatile spice has been used to fight fungal, bacterial, and viral bugs in a host of settings including HIV, the common cold, and food preservation.
3. Cinnamon may alleviate symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Any benefit that cinnamon exerts in these incurable neuro-degenerative conditions likely has to do with its ability to lower inflammation and control blood sugar levels (both of which are associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s).
4. Cinnamon may help regulate inflammation.
Acute inflammation is a normal and necessary part of life. Chronic smoldering inflammation on the other hand has been associated with most of the contemporary diseases of civilization: depression, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, obesity, and dementia.
5. Cinnamon can help you lose weight.
By burning (oxidizing) fat and increasing energy expenditure, cinnamon has been shown in otherwise healthy subjects to improve weight management. Authors of a recent study comparing cinnamon to capsaicin (the zesty ingredient found in red chili peppers that is known for its anti-craving and weight management potential) concluded that cinnamon is better tolerated and “potentially more powerful than capsaicin….”
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