Using the combination of honey and cinnamon as a way to improve your health or cure a number of common ailments has been around for eons.
Utilizing the two of these products together are very popular in traditional Chinese medicine. Why? Because honey never goes bad and not many people had access to cinnamon.
As it relates to the present day and time, it’s very easy for you to get your hands on both cinnamon and honey. I mean you can buy them for short money. After going through these proven benefits of eating honey and cinnamon you’ll probably run right out and get some.
Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
High blood sugar levels are associated with various diseases most notably diabetes.
- Eating honey may decrease blood glucose levels. How? Honey is made up of fructose and glucose primarily, while the remaining 17% is made up of water. Glucose and fructose do not cause your blood sugar levels to spike, because they’re able to be absorbed by the body.
- Eating cinnamon can help reduce blood sugar levels. How? Studies have shown this to be the case when comparing both diabetics and healthy people’s blood sugar levels after ingesting cinnamon. I would not ditch your medication for cinnamon if you’re required to take it to help control your blood sugar levels.
Can Prevent Aging
The aging process wreaks havoc on your body as free radicals aggressively oxidize tissues and destroy your body cells. This can cause a number of diseases. You can slow down this process by ingesting antioxidants that help to neutralize these free radicals. Honey and cinnamon can help you do that. Here’s how.
- Honey contains powerful antioxidants. These are phenols, flavonoids, enzymes, and organic acids which can be found in buckwheat honey according to studies.
- Cinnamon has a strong antioxidant within it. What antioxidant? A polyphenol, which is a type of potent antioxidant. As a matter of fact cinnamon is hands and feet above all other spices and herbs when it comes to number of antioxidants.
Heart Function Improves
Heart disease is the number one cause of death across the board among men and women.
- Honey helps increase blood flow to the heart. How? The antioxidants in honey help prevent the blood from clotting, which allows for increased blood flow to the heart.
- Cinnamon reduces LDL the “bad cholesterol”. As a result cinnamon increases the levels of HDL “good cholesterol” in the blood.
Fights Off Bacterial Infections
Cinnamon and honey are known to have antibacterial properties once in the blood stream after consumption. The combination of these two can be used if you have the common cold or an infection of the bladder or kidneys.
- Honey is a natural antibiotic. Honey has been used to disinfect wounds for decades. It contains proteins and enzymes that destroy bacteria.
- Cinnamon acts an anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial. How? Cinnamon contains cinnamic aldehyde which is responsible for each of these properties.
Helps You Lose Weight
The weight won’t fall off just by eating honey and cinnamon, but they can help if they’re used properly.
- Use honey in place of sugar or sweets. By consuming honey your blood sugar does not spike and will help you keep your weight at healthy levels and/or lose weight.
- Cinnamon can reduce your blood sugar levels and increases insulin sensitivity. Which is responsible for our metabolism. Also, cinnamon speeds up your metabolism which converts glucose into energy rather than being stored as fat.
Buying honey can be a tricky thing. The type of honey you want is raw honey which is unfiltered and unpasteurized. Here’s how to buy honey.
When you buy cinnamon, it’s best to buy cinnamon sticks as opposed to the ground stuff. Why? It’s easier to tell the difference between Ceylon cinnamon from Cassia which is sold under the same name, but has less health benefits. Learn how to distinguish between fake and real cinnamon.
Honey is not recommended for children under two years of age because of the risk of infant botulism.