Cinnamon Diet-Lose 7 Pounds in 7 Days
Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the bark of evergreen trees Cassia, and has both culinary and medicinal uses.
Cinnamon doesn’t directly melt fat, but rather regulates blood sugar levels and insulin levels, in that way helping your body to maintain the state of melting fat. Its use is recommended to improve digestion, curb sugar cravings, control diabetes, alleviate nausea, bloating and diarrhea.
All you have to do is to add cinnamon to your diet, which perfectly combines with yogurt, protein shakes, milk and oat flakes, fruit salad, grapefruit, orange, coffee and tea. Cinnamon will not only contribute to getting rid of the belly fat, but it will also give you the opportunity to enjoy its taste.
If you intend to rapidly reduce abdominal fat, then the recommended daily dose of cinnamon is not more than 4-6 grams per day. Usually, it is taken in the following way: half a teaspoon after breakfast, half a teaspoon after lunch and half a teaspoon after dinner. With regular use of cinnamon in your diet you will reduce about 7 pounds for a week .
A study published in the “Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition” reported statistically significant data about the reduction of body fat for pre-diabetic patients taking 500 mg per day (half a teaspoon) of cinnamon dissolved in water, for 12 weeks. In addition to improving the composition of the body, patients’ benefits also reflected on their reduction of systolic blood pressure and reduced blood glucose, indicating that cinnamon can lower the risks associated with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. In a study published in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition”, the researchers found that eating 3 g (it is pretty one and a half teaspoon) of cinnamon a day led to an improvement in insulin function.
Cinnamon can sometimes cause skin irritation or allergic reactions in some individuals. It is also possible to cause sneezing and to increase the rate of heart beat. Such cases are very rare so cinnamon is mostly regarded as a safe supplement in daily nutrition.
Pregnant women and nursing mothers should avoid cinnamon, because there is not enough scientific data on the safety of their infants.
Cinnamon can help you reduce excess weight, but it can’t be a total replacement for a healthy lifestyle, such as proper diet and regular exercise. Therefore in addition to taking cinnamon, make sure you include a lot of fruits, vegetables, low-fat products and plant-based proteins in your diet. Choose daily workout for about 20-30 minutes, usually aerobic exercises with moderate intensity or include exercises for shaping your body two to three times a week.