Healthy products: Cinnamon

Cinnamon, derived from the inner bark of trees of the genus Cinnamomum, is not only a popular spice in the kitchen, but also has weight loss properties. This aromatic spice is widely used in baked goods, chocolates, fruit salads, compotes and even meat dishes, giving them a unique flavour and aroma.

Metabolic and weight control benefits

In the context of weight loss, cinnamon can have a positive effect on metabolism and weight control. It improves insulin sensitivity and helps the body use insulin more efficiently, maintaining stable blood sugar levels, which is also important for preventing energy surges and reducing excessive appetite.

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Traditional medicine and health benefits

Traditional medicine values its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, as well as its ability to lower blood sugar levels in diabetics. Its richness in antioxidants helps reduce inflammation and oxidative processes in the body, which can also be linked to obesity and metabolic diseases.

Safety considerations

However, despite its beneficial properties, caution should be exercised when consuming cinnamon in large quantities, as it contains coumarin, a chemical which, in excessive amounts, has harmful effects on the liver and kidneys. Some countries, including the USA, have restricted the use of coumarin in foods due to its potential toxicity.

So to achieve noticeable weight loss results, cinnamon should be used in moderation and combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise.

Prepared by Mary Clair

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