The cupboard staple, used for cookies, cakes and hot chocolate, can actually be used to slim your stomach – if used slightly differently.
Cinnamon, a spice that comes from the bark of trees, is a useful addition to your diet.
The spice can reduce blood sugar and insulin levels – which helps with weight loss.
The effects are such that cinnamon has been recommended as a “useful add-on therapy in the discipline of integrative medicine in managing type 2 diabetes” in a study.
“The glycaemic outcomes of cinnamon, a review of the experimental evidence and clinical trials,” from the University of Peradeniya, found the food can help those looking to shed some pounds.
Though it’s not a miracle cure, it has been suggested that adding cinnamon water to your diet can be beneficial – and even help you shed 13lbs of body fat.
A nutritionist has claimed that swapping just one of your usual drinks for cinnamon water could burn off the impressive amount of weight – almost a stone of body fat.
For example – replacing your morning orange juice with cinnamon water could have you dropping weight almost effortlessly, Elisabetta Politi, R.D., a nutritionist with Duke Health told Women’s Health.
This is mainly due to the fact that swapping out one high sugar drinks has huge benefits, but the addition of cinnamon can’t hurt, she claims.
“Adding cinnamon water can’t boost weight loss but I certainly would recommend it to anyone trying to increase fluid intake,” Elisabetta said.
You can make the water by boiling a cinnamon stick in a jug.
Once you have allowed it to cool you can add it to your normal water as a concentrate.
It has also been claimed that coffee could be the key to getting slimmer.
Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped investigated the claims that coffee could actually be the key to weight loss.
People are beginning to use caffeine alongside a workout.
It has shown that more calories can be burnt as well as raising the resting metabolic rate.
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