So I bought cinnamon yesterday, just because I like the taste of it but a lot of people say that it also can boost the metabolism.
"These reports found that when consuming only ¼ to 1 teaspoon of this spice, the body's metabolism can even be increased 20 times beyond its natural ability, allowing the body to burn stored fat and calories more quickly and efficiently."
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/1863292
Sounds too good to be true.
Thread: Does cinnamon really burn fat?
05-09-2012, 07:56 AM #1
Does cinnamon really burn fat?
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I just started adding cinnamon to my post workout protein shakes. My reason is I read that 1 gram per day could lower blood sugar by up to 20-24%.
I was just tested and blood sugar came in at 105 which is now considered pre-diabetic. The old line was 120. I have been losing weight at about 1-2lb per week but this past week was a 2.4lb drop. I have had a whoosh week before. Doctor said weight loss is not gonna effect blood sugar so I am gonna stick with the cinnamon until my next blood test and see if I am under 100.
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05-09-2012, 08:57 AM #9
I feel the same way about cinnamon that I do about capsaicin. It's not going to boost your metabolism but eating flavorful/spicy food helps to regulate appetite in general. If there's any metabolic benefit to cinnamon I'd wager its so infinitesimally small that it's not worthy of consideration.Lifts:
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