Lose Weight with Cinnamon

By on October 14, 2014
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Weight loss is generally achieved by loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissues or developing lean mass. Over weight is a popular health issue as it is the root cause for many health problems.

Cinnamon with its properties helps lose that extra fat and achieve the figure you wanted to have without much dieting. Cinnamon is a spice known for its rich flavor and medicinal properties. It is used as a home remedy for many ailments that helps boost both physical and mental well-being.

It not only helps to burn the excess fat that collected in the body but also prevents its further accumulation to lose weight and fat in the system.

It increases the body heat thereby speeds up the metabolism to burn the extra calories or fat which is deposited in body and thus leads for weight loss.

It reduces the cholesterol level particularly triglycerides level, LDL (bad cholesterol) and total cholesterol and also helps for good cholesterol (HDL) to lose weight.

It regulates the blood sugar levels by increases the insulin action and thereby controls both diabetes and body weight.

It suppresses the appetite and makes you feel full even if you eat less food also, this also makes you avoid the unnecessary food like oily, junk or spice food that cause weight gain.

It contains all the essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, iron, calcium, etc. which helps to boost up the metabolism, increases the immunity system, improves the memory and finally makes you a perfect healthy person.

Cinnamon & Honey

You can make this recipe in minutes and store it in the refrigerator for one day, or until needed. Mix up one batch each morning before breakfast.

Try using different types and flavors of local honey as well as different types of cinnamon until you get the results you desire or to change the flavor and palatability of the drink.

Ingredients are 1 teaspoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder, and 1 cup of water. Combine the cinnamon and honey with the water in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil. Filter the liquid into a cup and divide into two half-cup quantities. Consume one half an hour before breakfast and the second half an hour before going to sleep at night.

ginger and cinnamon

Cinnamon & Ginger

These two components can become the basis for the rapid burning of the excess weight. According to research, it is known both ginger and cinnamon act against toxins and adipose fat tissue. The good news is that it isn’t necessary for you to eat cinnamon and ginger in pure form as is. It is better to add them to the mixture of honey, and then you can spread this onto your toast. All these three ingredients complement each other perfectly.

Cinnamon with Banana, Oats and Milk

Take a banana, a teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 1/4 cup of raw oats, 1/2 cup of skimmed milk, a cup of plain, unflavored and low fat yogurt and 1 – 2 teaspoon of either sugar or brown sugar. Blend all the above ingredients (except cinnamon powder) to make it as a fine smoothie. Then garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon powder as this adds a perfect layer of natural sweetness without any extra calories. Drink this to prevent overweight loss and for more effective results, drink this type of smoothies by adding cinnamon to this regularly to lose weight.

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.

More Facts About Cinnamon

Cinnamon also helps to prevent many health ailments like arthritis, toothache, heart diseases, diarrhea, UTI and bladder infections, headaches and migraine, influenza and cold, improves digestion process, prevents bad breath, hair problems, boosts memory and improves cognitive abilities.

It alone won’t ensure weight loss, so you have to follow a balanced diet and regular exercise for losing weight and to reach your desired weight.

You have to eat more fruits and fresh vegetables and leafy vegetables rather than junk or fried foods or oily foods to lose more weight with less time.

It is used to cure the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which is an imbalance of the hormones in females that causes a lack of regular menstrual cycles and ovulation causes weight gain, insulin resistance and ovarian cysts.

Caution

It has blood-thinning or anti-clotting properties and it can interact with some prescribed medications, so you must consult with your doctor if you are using any medications to know the pros and cons of using this cinnamon to lose weight.

Pregnant and nursing women and children should have to consult their doctor prior to taking this as weight loss medicine.

Taking cinnamon in excess amount in any form will cause tongue inflammation, irritation of stomach, intestines, skin, mucous membranes or urinary tract, mouth sores, dizziness, drowsiness, vomiting and diarrhea. It also lowers the blood sugar levels and result in blood clotting.

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