Are you taking Cinnamon daily?
Studies have shown that just a teaspoon a day of cinnamon, will increase your insulin sensitivity.
Insulin is the hormone made by the pancreas which helps us absorb nutrients from our food. Insulin helps take sugar out our bloodstream and into the organs, like the muscle cells and liver, to then be used as energy.
The more sensitive your cells are to insulin, the better they respond to the presence in your blood. Your body will then produce less insulin, for the cells to absorb glucose (energy). Which helps to stay lean and healthy.
A study of 60 people with type 2 diabetes, with an ingestion of 1, 3, and 6 grams of cinnamon per day for 40 days decreased blood glucose levels by 18-29%! The group having 6 grams experience a significant reduction in only 20 days. Which meant insulin sensitivity was increased.
- Control insulin
- Help blood sugar sensitivity
- Speed metabolism
- Lower cholesterol
- Stop food cravings
Make sure the cinnamon is the 100% extract and not cinnamon sugar!
Remember, having cinnamon isnt the be all, end all. When undergoing fat loss you need to be in that calorie deficit. Having a healthy macro-nutrient intake (Carbs, Fats and proteins) and adding spices such as cinnamon is a great way to start your weight loss programme.
I love cinnamon in my Porridge oats, give it a try and let me know what you think:)