Cinnamon is a sweet spice we use to give cookies and teas a nice flavor. However, it is much more than a simple spice. This brown delight possesses numerous health benefits and is one of the best natural weight loss ingredients.
In order to lose weight naturally and without side-effects, we suggest you start drinking cinnamon tea. It will accelerate your metabolism and can be easily prepared. One of the most important things when trying to lose weight is to keep your glycemic index steady, and cinnamon tea will help you do it, effectively preventing insulin spikes. The tea contains almost no calories – a cup has only 2 calories compared to the 126 calories in a can of soda. By drinking a cup of cinnamon tea every week for a year, you’ll lose more calories than any other weight loss drink.
Here’s how to prepare cinnamon tea:
1 l. of water
1 cinnamon stick (or 5 teaspoons of cinnamon powder)
½ a teaspoon of honey
Boil the water in a pot, then add the cinnamon and simmer the mixture for 5 minutes. Next, leave the tea to cool down, then add the honey in the end. Drink 3 cups of the tea a day – one in the morning, one in the afternoon and one before going to bed. You can drink the tea hot or cold.
Besides helping you lose weight, cinnamon tea will also clean your intestines, reduce your cholesterol and blood glucose levels and keep your weight from coming back afterwards. However, avoid drinking the tea if you’re suffering from ulcers. The tea is also not recommended for pregnant and lactating women.