Updated 11th June 2018 This 1 spice that I’m going to reveal is one you probably already know and enjoy. Its also one of the healthiest spices in the world, that will help you burn belly fat if you use it daily! Here are some of the other benefits of this “miracle” spice:
great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium
an amazing natural anti-inflammatory
So what is the 1 amazing spice that can burn your belly fat? Ready for this? Cinnamon. Although cinnamon does not directly increase fat burning (such as by boosting your metabolic rate, etc), it can actually help you to burn off belly fat and get leaner in an indirect way. Cinnamon contains 5 TIMES as many antioxidants as blueberries or pomegranate juice!
Here’s how cinnamon can help
Although cinnamon has dozens of health benefits, the main benefit that will help you to get leaner is through it’s strong effect on controlling blood sugar levels in your body.
Cinnamon – the fat burning flat belly miracle spice?
In a study published in 2003, groups were split into people taking 1, 3, or 6 grams of cinnamon per day in capsule form (the equivalent of approx 1/4th to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon daily). The results of the study showed that “After 40 days, all three levels of cinnamon reduced the mean fasting serum glucose (18-29%), triglyceride (23-30%), LDL cholesterol (7-27%), and total cholesterol (12-26%) levels”. Cinnamon can also increase insulin sensitivity, thanks to its Chromium and Polyphenols which essentially means that it is helping your body to control blood sugar while simultaneously allowing your body to produce less insulin. As you may already know, high insulin levels can make your body pack on the fat.
So how do we use cinnamon to help burn belly fat?
One possible way to utilise cinnamon to burn fat is to eat cinnamon daily in your meals when you can, such as in yogurt or cottage cheese, in smoothies, oatmeal, rice pudding, or anything else you can think of where it would go well. Alternatively you could take a cinnamon capsule before each of your meals, particularly if you’re going to eat more than 30 grams of carbs in that meal. Quite simply, your insulin levels rocket with high/fast carbohydrate meals and your body is told not to consume stored fat. What do you do two hours later, you eat again because your body is ignoring your stored fat as a source of energy. So cinnamon could help to control blood sugar and your body’s insulin response to your meals – and thereby control your appetite and cravings throughout the day – and in this simple way it will be helping you to lose body fat more effectively over time. Now you can see that not only is cinnamon a powerful antioxidant that can benefit your health generally, it can also help you to control blood sugar, and therefore food cravings – which in turn help you get a leaner body and a flat belly!