The main component of cinnamon is cinnamaldehyde.
Researchers at the University of Michigan analyzed the effect of this compound on fat cells of mice and also of humans.
The main component of cinnamon is cinnamaldehyde, an ingredient that confers most of the properties attributed to it, for example, those of cinnamon tea.
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According to the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), cinnamon -cinnamomun verum- has properties that protect cells from damage by free radicals.
It has also been found that it can protect the body from diseases such as diabetes, cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Cinnamon tea to lose weight?
Added to these benefits, researchers from the University of Michigan analyzed the effect of this compound on fat cells of mice and also of humans.
Body fat has the function of providing energy in conditions of scarcity and also protects us in cold temperatures, explain the researchers.
And cinnamaldehyde contained in cinnamon activates the process of thermogenesis to generate heat and this involves spending calories: all thanks to Cinamaldehyde, which is also responsible for its characteristic aroma.
The researchers add:
“Given the use of cinnamon in the food industry, this popular ingredient could replace some medication. In addition, by activating thermogenesis, specialists could produce new therapeutic strategies that generate greater acceptance in patients with obesity. ”
How to prepare cinnamon tea to lose weight?
1. Put water to heat in a pot (1 liter). The measure for an individual drink is 250 ml.
2. Add cinnamon stick (3 pieces).
3. Put to heat until the water acquires brown coloration (it is almost when it releases the first boil).
4. To sweeten, use honey (1 teaspoon per cup or better yet without any sweetener).
What type of cinnamon?
The UNAM makes a very important suggestion: buy pure cinnamon, this cinnamon is called or is known as Ceylon.
The commercial cinnamon, offered in most establishments, is called cassia.
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Nature is wise, they say, and that is that in this cold season, a cinnamon tea is delicious and ideal to take care of your health.