The One Food That Melts Fat Fast, Says Science
Yes, the spice that is most likely in your pantry ready to be sprinkled atop a bowl of oatmeal, mixed in some yogurt or morning smoothie, and shaken into a cup of coffee is the key to melting fat.
A study published in Clinical Nutrition found that cinnamon supplementation significantly affected obesity measures. 786 adult subjects were included in the study and the results were very promising. They showed that cinnamon administration significantly decreased body weight, body mass index, waist circumference, and fat mass in the subjects when administered for 12 weeks.
And that’s not all.
In 2017, researchers at the University of Michigan uncovered that cinnamaldehyde, an essential oil that gives cinnamon its flavor, improves metabolic health by acting directly on fat cells. Essentially, it gets fat cells to start burning energy through a process called thermogenesis. By activating thermogenesis, the fat-burning process begins. So it’s easy to see why cinnamon can be seen as a secret weapon of sorts! At least when it comes to reducing weight and burning fat, that is.
The upsides keep coming, too. Cinnamon actually can help improve other aspects of your health. A study from the Journal of Food Science found that cinnamon acts as a prebiotic, which promotes the growth of good bacteria in your gut. Another study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society found that cinnamon can help improve blood sugar control in people with prediabetes and, in turn, help slow the progression of prediabetes to type 2 diabetes.
Cinnamon really is the gift that keeps on giving! It will have your body melting fat, and can help keep you healthy in the long run. Time to get to sprinkling cinnamon on, well, just about everything. (If you’re looking for more helpful tips, be sure to check out your guide to the anti-inflammatory diet that heals your gut, slows the signs of aging, and helps you lose weight.)