Thursday, November 23, 2017
Cinnamon may help you fight obesity
Aside from tasting delicious cinnamon may have some significant health benefits because it may help burn fat. The University of Michigan has reported that cinnamon may help to fight against obesity. Cinnamaldehyde, which is an essential oil which gives cinnamon its flavor, has appeared to researchers to protect against obesity and hyperglycemia in mice. Researchers have wanted to develop a better understanding of cinnamaldehyde's action and determine whether it might be also be protective in people.
Researchers have observed that metabolic health is improved by cinnamaldehyde via direct action on fat cells. Cinnamaldehyde induces fat cells to begin burning energy via a process which is known as thermogenesis. Due to the increasing obesity epidemic, researchers have been investigating ways to induce fat cells to activate thermogenesis.
Cinnamaldehyde may offer such an activation process. It should be easier to convince patients to adhere to a cinnamon-based treatment versus a traditional drug regimen. Cinnamon is after all generally considered delicious by people. If this is proven to help protect people from obesity
it may offer patients an approach to metabolic health which is easy for them to adhere to.
This study has been published in the journal Metabolism. Cinnamaldehyde has potential metabolic benefits in people. Cinnamon is a delicious food additive which may activate thermogenesis. Therefore cinnamon may lead to tasty therapeutic strategies in the fight against obesity.