The combination of cinnamon and honey has been used for centuries for improving people’s overall healthy and as a treatment for a plethora of diseases. Traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda especially pays attention to this healing combination and commonly uses it for a number of health conditions. The best thing about honey is that it doesn’t have an expiration date and you can use it for as long as you want. Cinnamon on the other hand, has long been considered and expensive spice and not everyone could have afforded it back in the past.
Cinnamon and honey are now available to all and everyone can take advantage of their healing properties. Consuming honey and cinnamon can help you with the following problems:
High blood sugar levels
It’s no secret that if your blood sugar levels are high you can experience a number of health problems, including diabetes. Honey is excellent at reducing your glucose levels. Honey is consisted of 17% water and the rest is just glucose and fructose. Your body absorbs these sugars with ease and they don’t lead to sugar spikes. Hence, it’s normal that honey can even be consumed by diabetics.
Cinnamon on the other hand helps in reducing your sugar levels. Many studies have confirmed this property of cinnamon but it should be noted that the spice cannot replace your medications, it can only be used as a supplement.
Signs of aging
The free radicals in your body destroy your cells and oxidize your tissues aggressively which can lead to premature aging and a number of other diseases. The best thing to do if you want to prevent free radical damage is to consume food rich in antioxidants, which will slow down the aging process and prevent the associated health conditions.
- Honey is rich in flavonoids, enzymes, phenols and organic acids — which are potent antioxidants. According to multiple studies the darker type of honey like buckwheat is a tremendous source of antioxidants and the best choice for this remedy.
- Cinnamon is also abundant in polyphenols, another type of antioxidants. It has more antioxidants than any other spice or herbs.
Cinnamon and honey are both effective natural remedies for cardiovascular problems and can even be used preventatively.
Cinnamon is effective in reducing your cholesterol levels which in turn prevents arterial plaque buildup and protects you from a number of heart-related conditions.
Honey on the other hand improves the blood flow to the heart and abounds in antioxidants which stop blood clots formation.
Cinnamon and honey are potent antibacterial agents and this powerful combo can help you significantly in healing a cold or the flu, as well as with bladder or kidney infections.
Honey is a natural antibiotic and has been used as a wound disinfectant for centuries. It’s rich in glucose oxidase (an enzyme) and protein defensing (a protein) both known to eliminate bacteria from your system.
Cinnamon is a spice with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. The cinnamic aldehyde in cinnamon is responsible for the spice’s famous aroma and some of its medicinal properties.
It’s not like you’re going to slim down just by consuming honey and cinnamon but this combination can actually boost the process, if used properly.
- Start consuming honey instead of sugar and sweets. If you substitute the sweets and refined sugars with honey you can actually cut back on the calorie count and slim down. This is as long as you truly stop eating candies, otherwise eating honey in addition to your normal eating habits can only make matters worse.
- Cinnamon reduces the sugar levels in your blood and increases your insulin sensitivity. This insulin sensitivity is responsible for our metabolic function meaning that consuming cinnamon will boost your metabolism and help your body convert the glucose to energy instead of fat.
A word of caution – Be careful when you buy honey because not everything is as it seems. Many of the honey manufacturers dilute the honey by adding flour, sugar, starch and chalk, which eliminate its medicinal properties. Make sure you’re buying from a trusted manufacturer and always buy organic, raw honey.
Cinnamon is always best to be used in sticks rather than in powder. It’s the easiest way to tell if you’re buying Ceylon cinnamon or some generic type because the powdered ones are never labeled correctly. The best cinnamon is off course Ceylon cinnamon, it has the best medicinal properties.
Be careful with cinnamon and infants under the age of 2, it’s best if you don’t let them consume it until they are a bit older.
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