Cinnamon may reduce effects of a high fat diet

“A new study from the American Heart Association found that cinnamon stimulates antioxidant and anti-inflammatory systems and retards the body’s fat-storage process, thus lowering the risk of cardiovascular damage. One group of rats were given cinnamon supplements for 12 weeks in conjunction with a high-fat diet; the other group had high-fat foods with no supplement. The group that received cinnamon weighed less and had less belly fat and healthier levels of sugar, insulin, and fat in their blood than those that were not fed cinnamon. In addition, the animals that were given cinnamon had fewer molecules involved in the body’s fat-storing process and more antioxidant and anti-inflammatory molecules, which protect the body from the damages of stress.”

Dr. D.

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