Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner back of several trees from the genus cinnamomim that is used in both sweet and savoury foods.
247 calories per 100 grams
Basic health benefits
- Blood sugar control
- Ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections
- Remedy for stomach bug/flu
- Relaxs irritable bowel syndrome
- An anti-oxidant
Cinnamon is an insulin mimicker
An insulin mimicker is exactly what it sounds like it is a substance that acts like insulin. It acts as a “buddy system” to create glycogen stores. As said by Dylan Cahn “ you can think of insulin as a small child. When properly directed, it can be a great help to you! But, but when it has nothing to do it gets into trouble. Depending on the time of day and other circumstances in your body’s case it turns to fat”
An insulin spike can last in the body for 5 hours so that can lead to a lot of trouble.
Cinnamon and belly fat loss
If we think about it scientifically and basically for 5 seconds we can realize that the reason we store that stubborn fat around our stomachs is because the fat cells there are the most sensitive to glucose making it the easiest place to store fat. This sensitivity is due to the proximity of the fat storages in the stomach and your abdominal area (where your food is digested). When thinking of using cinnamon as a supplement make sure you are getting high quality cinnamon this can either be through capsules or though fresh powders or sticks. Stay far from processed cinnamon because it is usually just sugar and cinnamon mixed which will make sure you’re just wasting your time. In the end a small sprinkle in all your meals especially on low carb or keto diets will help ramp up your work but don’t overdo it. if you cant get your cinnamon where you live a test was done by the US department of agriculture where it tested 49 herb, spice and medicinal plant extracts to see which most acted like insulin and found cinnamon to be the most bioactive product followed by witch hazel, green and black teas, etc.