You may have heard that if you sprinkle cinnamon on your food it can help you to lose weight.
This is not entirely true and you cant just sprinkle it on ice cream to try to cancel out the calories! It has however been scientifically proven to regulate your blood insulin levels and to become more insulin sensitive which in turn can boost your fasting results dramatically.
Many studies have shown that cinnamon regulates your blood glucose and therefore minimises the peaks in your blood sugar after eating which leads to insulin resistance and weight gain. Also because cinnamon has no calories you can easily add it to your diet and take it while your fasting too!
A study in ‘Diabetes Care’ Journal 2003 concluded that taking as little as 1 gram (1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon per day) reduces blood sugar levels, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes. They concluded that including cinnamon in anyone’s diet (not just diabetics) will reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and elevated glucose and blood lipid levels.