Early research with cinnamaldehyde, the oil which gives cinnamon its flavor, may act directly on human fat cells causing them to burn energy by thermogenesis. Before you load your favorite holiday foods with extra cinnamon in an attempt to keep the weight off, the author cautions that more research is needed to understand these apparent metabolic benefits and the possible adverse effects.
LifeTip: Remember, there are no magic bullets! Restraint and moderation are still the best way of eating during the holidays. Watch “Lose Weight Naturally” with Dr. David DeRose for more recommendations.
Adapted from PositiveChoices.com