Cinnamon for weight loss
Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health, or physical fitness, refers to a reduction of the total body mass, body fat or adipose tissue.
Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the branches of wild trees that belong to the genus “Cinnamomum”. Cinnamon is also regarded as the second most popular spice. Cinnamon has a long history both as spice and medicine. The health benefits of cinnamon are because of the type of antioxidants called polyphenols, phenolic acid, and flavonoids.
Nutritional values in Cinnamon(per 100 grams):
- Calories – 247
- Fat – 1.2g
- Sodium – 10mg
- Potassium – 431mg
- Carbohydrates – 81g
- Protein – 4g
- Vitamin A- 5%
- Calcium – 100%
- Vitamin C – 6%
- Iron – 46%
- Vitamin B6 – 10%
- Magnesium – 15%
How Does Honey Help to Lose Weight
It’s rich in cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate and cinnamyl alcohol, substances that give cinnamon its healing properties and its sharp flavour and smell. It also aids in digestion at every step of the process. Firstly, it acts on enzymes which help slow the digestion of carbohydrates. This is good for our bodies as we then feel satiated longer and we absorb the nutrients more effectively.
Burns Fat: Honey contains a lot of fructose, which burns fat and increase the energy level. Honey helps the liver to produce more glucose, which in turn keeps the brain sugar level high. This process generates more fat burning hormones, which help you to lose weight.
Metabolizes the Fat: It also contains various vitamins, minerals and 22 amino acids that help to metabolize the fat and the cholesterol, which aid in weight loss.
Healthier Glycemic Index (GI): Honey has a healthier glycemic index (GI), so its consumption does not cause sugar rush in the body but gets absorbed by the body.
Suppresses the Appetite: As per few researches, the consumption of honey activates the hormones in the body to suppress the appetite. As a result of this you will feel less hungry to take food, which in turn will help you prevent weight gain as well as to lose weight.
Helps the Digestion Process: The antifungal and antibacterial properties of honey help to kill the bacteria in the digestive track and smoothens the digestion process. So it consumption promotes weight loss.