Go ahead and grab another pumpkin spice latte! It might be the key to shedding those extra pounds.
New research suggests that cinnamaldehyde, an essential oil that gives cinnamon and pumpkin spice its flavor, burns fat in humans. That could lead to a “cinnamon pill” to treat a wide range of conditions.
Scientists say further research is required to determine how to best harness the oil's metabolic benefits without causing adverse side effects.