Cinnamon And Weight Loss

Cinnamon for Weight Loss?

cinnamon and weight loss

As you go about your fat loss diet, one spice that you’ll want to make sure you’re making good use of is cinnamon.  Many people often overlook cinnamon and turn to other ways to try and flavor their foods, but usually this results in added fat and calories.

The great thing about cinnamon is that it’s completely calorie and fat free, and even offers some further benefits from there.

Let’s take a quick look at the main reasons why you should use cinnamon to help reach your weight loss goals.

Cinnamon and Blood Sugar

The very first reason why cinnamon is going to be good if you’re seeking fast weight loss progress is because it’s going to help to control your blood sugar levels better after consuming it, therefore you won’t experience the exercise spike followed by crash that often prompts most people to start eating more food.

Whenever you eat carbohydrate rich foods you do have a chance of suffering from blood sugar increases, how large this increase is will be directly rated to the type of carbohydrate consumed, what it was eaten with, and how much was taken in, but regardless of these factors, cinnamon will help to control blood sugar.

This is especially helpful for diabetics who are trying to lose weight because maintaining good blood sugar control is paramount to success.

Cinnamon And Food Cravings

Cinnamon controls cravings

Give it a Try: Cinnamon may Help

The next thing that you’ll want to think about is the fact that cinnamon can help fend off cravings for other sweet foods.

This spice is sweet in nature so by adding it to your bowl of oatmeal in the morning or any baking you happen to be doing, you can reduce the need to add extra sugar to the meal.

This will then decrease your total calorie consumption, allowing you to see faster rates of overall fat loss progress.

Cinnamon And Cholesterol

Finally, the last reason why you should consider adding cinnamon to your diet whether you’re striving for weight loss progress or not is because cinnamon will help to bring your cholesterol into a healthier range.

Since many individuals who are aiming to lose weight will also be suffering from higher cholesterol overall, this can be very beneficial for helping to put them into a healthier state and fend off disease over the long run.

Making healthier food choices will also significantly impact your cholesterol level but past that, adding cinnamon to your day can take your results even further.

So there you have all the main reasons why you should consider adding cinnamon to your day as you go about your weight loss journey.  Cinnamon can be added to so many different foods such as oatmeal as noted above, yogurt, stirred into a cup of coffee or tea, or added to muffins or squares you happen to be making so make sure you’re not overlooking it throughout the day. A few sprinkles is all it will take to see these great health benefits.

Author Profile: Shannon Clark

Shannon holds a degree in Exercise Science and is a certified personal trainer and fitness writer with over 10 years of industry experience.

Disclaimer: The views of the author are his or her own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Ask The Trainer.
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