Of the many food fads that are gaining tremendous popularity, a mixture of honey and cinnamon are at the top of the list.
Honey is a substance that is composed mainly of fructose and glucose and has been used in relieving cough and as a natural sugar supplement for many centuries. It has also been used to treat intestinal ulcers, healing wounds, as an anti-inflammatory and in boosting immunity. Make sure to get a hold of raw honey as it has a higher nutritive value than processed honey.
Cinnamon is a spice that is obtained from the inner bark of trees with genus cinnamomum. It has a long history in traditional medicine including in the treatment of bronchitis. Many people have used cinnamon as a supplement to help reduce diabetes and treat gastrointestinal problems. It is important to keep in mind that some people are allergic to cinnamon. Please ensure that you are not one of them. If you have a history of liver disease, avoid cassia cinnamon as it contains trace amounts of toxins that could be detrimental to your health and well-being.
There Are Various Ways To Consume This Mixture:
1. Ingesting cinnamon and honey mixed with warm water
2. Applying a paste made out of cinnamon powder/oil and honey directly on skin
3. The cinnamon-honey mixture can also be ingested with warm tea.
4. A spoonful of honey with cinnamon sprinkles.
Honey and Cinnamon have been found to have a large range of health benefits individually but when put together this Sugar + Spice duo has a larger impact.
1. Increasing Rate Of Metabolism And Weight Loss
Many individuals gain weight due to a slower metabolic rate. According to a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, there was a major decrease in percentage of individuals having metabolic syndrome with the single nutrient intervention of cinnamon. The cinnamon was also found to decrease abdominal obesity. A study conducted on rats has shown that body weight gain was 14.7% lower for rats fed honey in comparison with sucrose whereas food efficiency ratios were nearly identical. Consuming a mixture of cinnamon and honey in warm water – once or twice a day – coupled with exercise would go a long way in helping with weight reduction.
2. Getting Rid Of Acne Trouble/ Skin Care
If you’re looking for a natural step towards treatment of acne, this mixture is great because of the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial nature of honey combined with the cinnamon which helps bring oxygen and blood to the surface of the skin. The cinnamon also helps dry the acne out. All you have to do is apply the cinnamon and honey mixture directly onto the affected area and wash off after a few minutes. Do not leave it on overnight as it may cause skin irritation.
3. Increasing Immunity
If you have caught a bad cold, cinnamon-honey mixtures are great to help get through them. The honey helps boost up immunity and acts as an anti-bacterial , anti-microbial agent. The cinnamon acts as an antioxidant and helps increase immunity as well.
4. Improving Digestion
Both cinnamon and honey are a great remedy for gastrointestinal issues as well as acting as a treatment for intestinal ulcers or wounds. A spoonful of honey with cinnamon sprinkles can relieve indigestion.
5. Arthritis Pain Relief
Arthritis is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in an individual’s joints.The cinnamon and honey mixture is believed to act as a pain reliever for people suffering from arthritis. The anti-inflammatory nature of the mixture can cause a positive impact on patients. By applying and massaging the cinnamon and honey paste to the affected area, many patients claim to have relief from the pain.