Can You Lose Weight Taking Cinnamon?

cinnamon for weight loss


The quick answer is that it ‘may’ help a tiny tiny bit but we wouldn’t bank on it doing much.

There is a lot of talk lately about cinnamon and its uses in helping to treat diabetes and for people trying to lose weight. The reason it was supposed to help was that it was assumed that cinnamon could help regulate blood sugar levels, and so regulating your sugar and insulin (meaning making sure your blood levels are not too high) is extremely important when trying to lose weight and very important for your health.

But medical studies have shown that cinnamon does not have a significant effect on blood sugar and so it is not an all powerful weight loss supplement. In our opinion, there is no plant or berry or spice that can significantly help you lose weight.

That would be nice if that was true but it isn’t worth making the effort for. Losing weight doesn’t have to be hard and painful, but popping a few pills or supplemental super foods usually is more hype than fact.

Some Real Health Benefits

One teaspoon has as many antioxidants as a cup of pomegranate juice or one half a cup of blueberries.
The oil in cinnamon is an antimicrobial which is why it’s used in certain countries to keep meats from going bad.
It has been used to calm the digestive system and help with cramps.

So it doesn’t help anyone lose weight but the health benefits are a good enough reason to use it. It also tastes good and doesn’t have any calories so you can use it to make your foods taste better without giving you any of the detrimental effects the way sugar and salt do.

– The SolidWeightLoss Team

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