Cinnamon and honey are 2 natural ingredients abundant in health benefits, that can actually treat a long list of health problems. Therefore, people of many cultures have been using them to treat various diseases for centuries.
Honey is a sweet liquid that is produced by bees, it contains an array of plant chemicals that act as antioxidants used as a food and as a cure. Nowadays, unrefined, raw honey provides miraculous healing properties. On the other hand, cinnamon possesses potent healing advantages that lower inflammation, alleviate neurodegenerative illnesses, and keep you safe from cancer.
Here are some of the health benefits of cinnamon and honey:
- Common Colds
Cinnamon and honey have strong antioxidant and antibacterial properties, that help in relieving colds and flu. In fact, honey and cinnamon suppresses cough, treats flu, and strengthens your immune system.
In order to soothe the symptoms of cold, just prepare yourself a glass of lukewarm honey water mixed with a generous pinch of cinnamon powder.
- Clogged Arteries
Regular consumption of honey and cinnamon lowers harmful triglycerides in the blood by 30% and LDL or bad cholesterol by 27%. Thus, are considered to be among the first causes of cardiovascular disease.
Medication isn’t the only way to manage arthritis pain. Taking a cup of hot water with 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder successfully treats the symptoms of arthritis.
- Urinary tract infections
An examination distributed in The Iran Journal of Medical Sciences demonstrated that cinnamon is the 4-th most potent plant against urinary tract infections.
- Increased Energy
The powerful combo of honey and cinnamon also provides energy. In addition, it makes you more mentally alert and ready for physical activity which can increase your metabolism in the following hours.
Plus, honey is high in natural sugars and trace amounts of vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes, minerals, and amino acids, which fight fatigue and energize the body.
- Digestive Issues
Cinnamon and honey have been used widely to manage digestive problems like nausea, ulcers, and constipation.
- Weight Loss
Essential hormones in honey and cinnamon suppress appetite and prevent food cravings, plus they promote the fat-burning process.