Cinnamon for Weight Loss

Jun 10th, 2015
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A lot has been said and done on weight loss. Well, here is a particular one that really took me by surprise. Little did I guess that a common Indian spice frequently put to use in my kitchen can actually do more than just adding flavour? Well yes indeed. Cinnamon is the inner bark (core portion of the trunk) of the tree belonging to the cinnamonum family. It is globally used in the form of powder or as coarse chunks in several delicacies. To stay in shape is a desire that haunts everyone irrespective of their age and gender. Well, cinnamon could end this search for a dietary fat buster. In this article, I have penned down all that this wonder spice can do to make those ugly folds under your skin disappear.

Usage of cinnamon can be dated back to the early civilisations. Cinnamon has been administered in various treatment techniques to cure diabetes, bad intestines, damaged skin and many other health disparities. However, the application of cinnamon for weight loss is quite distinct.

How does cinnamon help in weight loss?
It is a general perception that anything that claims to support weight loss is supposed to melt the fat that has doubled up under the skin; the truth is – not necessarily. Burning the fat you have saved over time can be better achieved through physical exercise. While flushing out fat is the core activity, the ancillary part is to prevent fat from accumulating further – this is exactly where cinnamon fits in. Cinnamon does not directly work on fat cells, but it can stop fat cell population from further increasing. Eventually your BMI or cholesterol levels due to weight gain retreat considerably in a number of ways, a few of which are given below.

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Dr. Anjhana Priya, BAMS

Bio

Dr. Anjhana is a duly qualified Indian medicine practitioner. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery after 5 n 1/2 years of intense training. She completed her diploma in Yoga from Andiappan Yoga Center during the course of her under-graduation. She pursued her ‘advanced post graduate certification in Clinical Research from Apollo Hospitals Education and Research Foundation. Adding on further, her rich experience in medical cosmetology and genetic research for over three years makes her even more versatile.

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