Sure, high-fat foods are filling and delicious - but studies have proven that high-fat diets feed heart disease!
If you can't seem to give up fatty foods despite the potential damage they're doing on your heart, today's your lucky day...
According to a preliminary study presented at American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Peripheral Vascular Disease 2017 Scientific Sessions, there's a spice that may help lessen the risk of cardiovascular damage of a high-fat diet: Cinnamon!
Read on to learn how cinnamon may protect your ticker from the damaging effects of eating a high-fat diet.
Preliminary study finds that cinnamon supplements slow down the body’s fat-storing process in animals, which cuts risk of cardiovascular damage
For their study, researchers placed rats on a high-fat
diet. They then divided them into two groups. One group took cinnamon supplements for 12 weeks, whereas the other didn’t.
Researchers discovered that the rats who they fed cinnamon supplements had less belly fat, weighed less, had healthier blood sugar
levels, and had less insulin and fat in their blood compared to the rats who didn’t receive cinnamon supplements in addition to their high-fat foods.
Furthermore, researchers found that the rats who took cinnamon supplements had fewer molecules involved in their body’s fat-storing process as well as more antioxidant and anti-inflammatory molecules that protect the body from the damaging effects of stress
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the average South
African has a heart age eight years older than the real age
Are you walking around with a heart that's
If your heart is older than your chronological age, you could be at risk of
a heart attack or stroke.
But fear not, your heart isn’t doomed to early retirement. Because this
one nutrient your body doesn’t produce could help turn back the clock of
It’s a simple, yet long exploited, secret the Japanese have been using for
thousands of years…
to find out what it is!
Researchers recommend taking a cinnamon supplement to counteract the effects of a high-fat diet and prevent heart disease and stroke
Researchers concluded that their findings suggest that taking a cinnamon supplement may reduce the effects of a high-fat diet, one of which is cardiovascular damage. By preventing cardiovascular damage, you can cut your risk of serious health problems, including heart disease
Other factors that may damage your heart include smoking, tobacco exposure, high blood pressure
, high cholesterol
, physical inactivity, type 2 diabetes
and harmful use of alcohol. If you decide to take a cinnamon supplement to protect your heart from damage, make sure you keep these other risk factors in mind as they can influence how effective cinnamon is at preventing damage.
A variety of cinnamon supplements are available at most pharmacies and health food stores.
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