Losing weight is quite a tough task for many people. People all sorts of ways and tricks to lose weight. According to study Cinnamon, a very common household spice might the answer to your weight loss problem. Cinnamon improves your metabolism as it makes the fat cell burn energy, as a recent study by US scientists shows.
The study shows that cinnamaldehyde which is, in fact, an essential that provides the flavour to cinnamon, actually helps to improve your metabolic health as reported by The Indian Express. It has a direct effect on the fat cells or as they are known as the adipocytes. It induces them to start a process called thermogenesis, in which they start to burn the energy.
Jun Wu who was the Research Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan and involved with the study stated “Cinnamon has been part of our diets for thousands of years, and people generally enjoy it,” then she added, “So if it can help protect against obesity, too, it may offer an approach to metabolic health that is easier for patients to adhere to,”
During the study, Wu and her fellow researchers introduced the human fat cells, also known as adipocytes to cinnamaldehyde directly. The cells responded by increasing many genes and enzymes that improve the lipid metabolism. So, in cinnamon’s oil help the fat cells to burn the stored energy. As a result, it prevented the mechanism that leads to obesity.
In the words of Jun Wu “Scientists were finding that this compound affected metabolism,” and she added “So we wanted to figure out how what pathway might be involved, what it looked like in mice and what it looked like in human cells.