If you want to lose some weight, especially around your belly, start adding cinnamon to your diet. Why? It suppresses appetite, regulates blood sugar levels, reduces cholesterol and speeds up your metabolism, in addition to burning belly fat.
Of course, it goes without saying that you should also exercise and maintain a healthy diet, because all the cinnamon tea in the world will not help you lose weight if you continue eating garbage and never exercise!
See these simple ways to include this spice in your daily diet.
1. Start the day with cinnamon, lemon and honey.
Cinnamon, lemon and honey are a powerful combination that will help you lose weight and protect against all kinds of health problems and infections. Simply boil a cinnamon stick in water, squeeze a whole lemon, add a little honey and voila! You can also add other spices such as cardamom, pepper, ginger or mint to tea if you wish.
2. Drink water with cinnamon during the day.
Boil cinnamon in water or sprinkle cinnamon powder over water and sip during the day, especially between meals. You can even drink something before going to bed at night.
3. Sprinkle in your coffee.
If you are a coffee drinker, add a pinch of cinnamon to your coffee to give it a good kick. If you are adding cinnamon, you can reduce the amount of sugar you add to your coffee, which makes it even more favorable for weight.
4. Add it to your juices.
If you are fond of fruit and vegetable juices, sprinkle them with cinnamon to increase their flavor and nutritional value. Cinnamon goes especially well with apple juice, carrot juice and even orange juice.
5. Mix it in a protein shake.
Gym buffs, cinnamon are a great addition to your protein shake, so give it a try!
6. Cook with that.
Many Indian recipes require cinnamon and is an integral part of the garam masala mix. Now you can start adding a portion of cinnamon to dishes that traditionally do not require it. The best part is that this versatile spice goes just as well with sweet, salty and spicy dishes!
7. Add it to the smoothies.
Cinnamon is a great addition to fruit smoothies. You can choose any combination of fruits that you like, but a combination that always hits the spot is the banana oatmeal shake. Mix a banana, a teaspoon of cinnamon, a handful of oats, a cup of milk, half a cup of yogurt and a teaspoon of sugar. Take it for breakfast or after a workout.
8. Sprinkle on your oatmeal or cereal.
If you eat oatmeal or cereal for breakfast, a pinch of cinnamon will greatly enhance the flavor.