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Why You Should Add Cinnamon to Your Dish

Cinnamon sticks

Cinnamon is an aromatic spice long been used in cooking, especially baked goods. But, did you know it can help burn fat and reduce blood sugar? That’s right! A new study done by the University of Michigan found that cinnamaldehyde, the oil that gives cinnamon its flavor, improves metabolic function by inducing thermogenesis (the burning of fat).(1) Additionally, numerous studies have concluded that cinnamon may reduce blood sugar. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology found that consuming 1 g of cinnamon for 12 weeks reduced fasting blood sugar levels in participants.(2)

While putting and entire gram of cinnamon on your food may not be an option, you can utilize it throughout your da