Recently, my roommate started
to take cinnamon tablets to help her keep off the freshman 15. I always thought this was a weight loss myth.
I've heard people say to sprinkle some cinnamon on your food or put a cinnamon
stick in your water, but I never thought it would make any significant affect.
I decided to do some research to find out if cinnamon tablets can really help
and see if I should be taking them too.
to Livestrong, "According
to a study published by "The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,"
cinnamon has been linked to weight loss because the spice stimulates, or
increases, the metabolism of glucose. Glucose, or blood sugar, is a main source
of energy and affects how hungry or energetic you feel." The Livestrong
article also tells some of the benefits cinnamon can have. It says, "A benefit
of cinnamon is its ability to delay food from progressing through the digestive
system. Food is delayed in the stomach and, as a result, leaves you feeling
full for a longer period of time. This results in a reduction of hunger and
causes you to eat less. In addition to satiation, the active compound in
cinnamon is methyl hydroxy chalcone polymer (MHCP) and works to increase
glucose metabolism, according to the USDA. Your blood sugar level determines
whether you burn fat or store it. Increasing your glucose metabolism through
the use of cinnamon tablets burns excess glucose, which is stored as fat in your body. In short, feeling
less hungry and burning excess glucose more effectively equates to eating less
and losing weight."
cinnamon tablets seems so appealing after reading these amazing benefits it
has! So how much mg of these tablets should we be using per day? Buzzle says, "For
better results, it is best to consume cinnamon in the form of capsules or
pills. ½ - ¾ teaspoon of powdered cinnamon is equivalent to 2,000 mg. Taking 4
capsules of 500 mg daily, that is, one with breakfast, two along with lunch,
and last one with dinner should be fine."
you guys think? Do you think this sounds legit and would you personally try
doing this to lose weight? I think this is the most natural weight loss pill
you could ever find. We should still exercise regularly and eat well, but
taking a cinnamon tablet will definitely move the weightloss process along