Cinnamon seen to aid in weight loss

A study conducted by researchers in the US and China has found that a chemical compound in cinnamon activated thermogenesis (the process of heat production in organisms) and chronic metabolic remodelling, providing a promising therapeutic strategy in the fight against obesity.

Cinnamaldehyde actives fat burning

Cinnamaldehyde is an essential oil that gives the spice its distinctive flavour and has already been proven to protect against obesity in previous studies on mice. The oil activates a metabolic process which burns calories to product heat.

In this latest study the researchers wanted to assess if cinnamaldehyde works the same way in humans as it does in mice and it’s effects on the body.