Cinnamon for Weight Loss

Cinnamon for Weight Loss

Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Health Benefits of Cinnamon

When thinking about cinnamon one might think about putting it on toast in the morning or even using it to mix with some favorite cooking recipes. When using cinnamon on a daily basis it is capable of generating energy by using the body’s glucose and it will actually enhance ones insulin efficiency. All this helps to reduce the blood glucose being stored as fat for an emergency back up of energy for a later date.

Memory and Cholesterol

It can improve the memory power of the brain.

(This is done by pairing up with the antibacterial properties that help the brain in carrying out functions.)

It reduces the cholesterol levels known as LDL present in the blood.

(The bad cholesterol is lowered along with the body’s lipoprotein low density.)

Controlling Diabetes

  • It increases the insulin content in the blood.
  • At the same time it will reduce glucose in the blood. If one is diabetic Type II then blood sugar levels can be lowered by taking a single gram of tasty cinnamon powder.

A Catalyst For Weight Loss

While all these steps are being done in the body by cinnamon the blood glucose will now be stable so the body is able to shed the weight. There is proanthocyanadin found in cinnamon that is known for activating receptors for cellular insulin. This permits the body’s insulin to direct glucose to the cells and also to mitochondria so now the glucose can be converted to the much needed energy. Simply speaking instead of the blood sugar being stored as fat it is now one’s energy being produced.

How it Works

By creating this process of activation the body’s cells are now able to absorb glucose. Oxygen that is taken in is used for mixing in and now there is more energy than in the past. The body no longer has the option for storing it in the fat cells and saving it for an emergency. This is how weight is put onto the body. When the body has the proper amount of insulin it lets the body to use the glucose for creating energy via the cellular respiration and Krebs cycle.

Weight loss and cinnamon go hand in hand when it is added into the diet. It helps to enable the body’s cells for making the best possible use of any insulin in the blood while forcing the body’s metabolism to burn off the fat when requiring energy. Cinnamon helps weight loss by enabling the body to finally metabolize the carbohydrates while converting them to much needed glucose.

Reviewed By:

Dr. Kaushal M. Bhavsar (MBBS, MD)

Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Ahmedabad