Using cinnamon wisely in conjunction with a balanced, unprocessed eating regimen and a Training Program with me!!!, a smaller waistline could be yours in less time than you think!!
The following are eleven health benefits associated with this beloved spice that studies have suggested:
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower your bad cholesterol (or LDL).
- Cinnamon may help treat Type 2 Diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels and increasing the amount of insulin production in the body.
- Cinnamon has antifungal properties, and it’s been said that candida cannot live in a cinnamon environment.
- Cinnamon can reduce the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
- Cinnamon has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
- Honey and Cinnamon combined have been found to relieve arthritis pain.
- When added to food, cinnamon inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.
- Just smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
- Cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
- Cinnamon has been found to be an effective natural remedy for eliminating headaches and migraine relief.
- Cinnamon can also help stabilize blood sugar (which is great for weight loss). A couple of dashes in your morning tea or cereal is all it takes!
Weight loss advantages
Through effects of slowing food glucose absorption, and enhancing the body’s ability to use glucose in metabolically active cells via direction of insulin, rather than store it away as fat, cinnamon improves body composition. The body accumulates less fat as a result of ideally-regulated blood sugar concentrations.
So. when cinnamon is used alongside other nutritious food options, like oatmeal or with Visalus protein shakes instead of sugary treats, it can actually improve our health. However, not many of us use it on (or in) enough foods or in high enough quantity to make it functional.
Some good ideas for adding cinnamon to our food are:
Add it to unsweetened coffee or tea at breakfast, sprinkled on unsweetened applesauce, whole peaches or pears. I particularly use it in my Visalus protein shakes (www.vickygarciafitness.bodybyvi.com), in my yogurt, in my oatmeal, on my sweet potatoes, mmm!!! or even add it to my scrambled eggs whites in the morning or at night!
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