Super Spice Slashes Weight & Blood Sugar
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
One thing is for sure — weight gain is nearly impossible to avoid as you age.
And it seems like your waistline can go from washboard to spare tire in no time.
But looking good in your swimsuit is the least of your problems.
Because those extra pounds can put you on a collision course with some known killers like heart disease and diabetes.
Fortunately, new research shows that an all-natural solution can slash fat and fight the diseases that follow it in its tracks.
And the best part — it could be sitting on your spice rack right now.
I’m talking about cinnamon.
And for years scientists have known that cinnamon can help keep your blood sugar in check.
More recently, they wanted to see if it could help fight weight gain.
For the study, researchers gave cinnamon supplements to rats on a high-fat diet.
At the end of the trial, they found some amazing results…
After just 12 weeks of taking cinnamon supplements, the rats had:
- Less belly fat
- Decreased fat storage
- Lower body weights
- And lower blood levels of sugar, fat and insulin.
This means cinnamon not only helped combat excess weight, but it also helped stop disease like diabetes and heart disease.
Experts believe cinnamon is so powerful because it stops oxidative stress and inflammation — the key drivers of all diseases.
Other studies have shown that just 1 g of cinnamon daily can help regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels in humans.
You can get more cinnamon in your diet by adding it to your favorite recipes, but you would be hard-pressed to get the proper dosage from the occasional sprinkling.
Your best bet is to take a cinnamon supplement. You can find them at your local pharmacy or at vitacost.com.
Managing editor, Living Well Daily
Written By Natalie Moore
Natalie Moore is a dedicated health researcher with a passion for finding healthy, natural, and science-based solutions. After a decade of direct healthcare experience in western and natural medicine, she was involved in public health research before joining Living Well Daily.
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