The cinnamon in this comforting sip is brimming with cinnamaldehyde, a compound that gives cinnamon its distinct flavor and stimulates the activity of the body’s calorie-burning brown fat. The payoff: In a study conducted by Korean researchers, subjects on a cinnamon-rich diet were found to have gained 67 percent less weight on a high-fat diet than those who skip the spice. Also, according to research in The Journal of Nutrition, enjoying cinnamon-enriched drinks can reduce cellular inflammation known to cause belly fat, diabetes and heart disease.
To get the weight-loss benefits of cinnamon, try this delicious spiced drink. Bonus: The proanthocyanidins in cranberry juice ease cold symptoms!
Here's our slimming recipe:
1 cup cran-raspberry juice
2 tsp. brown *sugar *
1 orange-spice tea bag
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 cup *red wine *(optional)
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