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A recent report speaks to the health benefits of cinnamon as a miracle spice that has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant, as well as cancer-fighting and cholesterol-lowering effects. However, the amount of clinically controlled trials to corroborate cinnamon’s effect on humans is scant.
One such study of Type 2 diabetes patients showed profound effects on the levels of fasting blood glucose and an added weight loss perk to boot. The double blind, randomized trial assigned participants to a three-grams-per-day cinnamon supplement for eight weeks.
Though there were no significant differences in baseline characteristics, dietary intake and physical activity between groups, when compared to placebo, those who took the supplements saw a reduction in weight, BMI and body fat mass which all decreased significantly compared to baseline. Other study findings include:
The article also stated that 2 teaspoons of cinnamon has 2.5 gms of fiber, which is a great way to add fiber to foods. It's no secret that fiber and weight loss go hand in hand.
Oatmeal and Cinnamon are a great team!
|Cinnamon and blackberry Overnight Oatmeal|
|Cinnamon and Oatmeal Pancake|
Cinnamon and apples taste great together.
|Roasted Apples and Cinnamon|
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|Cinnamon Maple Spice Cookies ( vegan )|
Don't stop with just cinnamon. All spices are full of potent antioxidants, and studies are finding that spices provide protective and health giving properties. Remember spices like turmeric, cumin, oregano, basil, etc.a little powerhouses and there are lots of ways to add these to foods.
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