Despite seemingly a countless number of weight loss gimmicks, millions of people around the world are overweight, with many of those individuals finding themselves on the level of obesity. In fact, according for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2015 and 2016, the prevalence of obesity was 39.8 percent, affecting about 93.3 million adults in the U.S. The results also found that annual medical cost of obesity in the United States was an estimated $147 billion, and the medical cost for people who have obesity was $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.
In order to not become part of the statistics mentioned above, it is important that you engage in regular physical exercise, as well as eat a healthy diet that should also include this life-saving drink that contains only two ingredients.
This homemade drink will boost your metabolism and speed up the weight loss process, and includes just two ingredients: powdered cinnamon and honey.
Why it works:
For starters, cinnamon has properties that have been found to help regulate blood sugar in individuals with type 2 diabetes, while at the same time, serving as an appetite suppressant. Because rapid swings in your blood sugar levels can trigger hunger, even if you don’t truly need more food, having stable blood sugar levels is extremely important in curbing your appetite. Cinnamon also contains antioxidants, can aid wound healing, and may even lower blood pressure and cholesterol, according to research findings.
Honey is a sweetener with relatively high calories, however, it has been found to offer some weight loss benefits due to its effect on hunger. In a study comparing the effects of honey and sugar in healthy women, researchers found that honey had less of an effect on blood sugar than regular table sugar. And as we know from cinnamon, stable blood sugar plays an important role in controlling your appetite. Also, much like cinnamon, honey has healing properties that will in turn keep your body healthy during your weight loss process.
How to make the drink:
- 1 cup water,
- 1 Tablespoon powdered cinnamon
- Tablespoons honey
Take a sauce pan and add 1 cup of water to a pan. Place the pan on the stove and boil the water for 2-3 minutes. Add cinnamon to the water and stir. Then remove from heat and let the water cool. After the water is cool, add the honey. The recipe will make approximately one cup
How/when to drink it:
Drink half of the cup (½ C) daily before you go to bed and the rest the next morning before eating breakfast.
You should begin to see results after a few days, but you should continue the drink regimen along with a healthy diet until you have achieved your desired results.