Cinnamon and honey are very beneficial resources for our health. Discover below all the benefits and benefits that a single tablespoon of this mixture can bring to your body
A tablespoon of cinnamon and honey combines two nutritious foods, with many health properties and, in addition, with a delicious flavor. By mixing them we enhance their benefits and make it easier to consume them daily.
There are many properties that this mixture will bring us. A tablespoon of cinnamon and honey can help you lose weight, increase defenses, improve digestion, take care of your joints, prevent cardiovascular disease, treat insomnia and exhaustion, or increase libido.
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Why take a tablespoon of cinnamon and honey
The mixture of cinnamon and honey, consumed daily as we will explain below, gives us the following health benefits:
Despite the fact that there are no scientific studies on this, this mixture is said to help us activate metabolism and reduce anxiety from consuming sugars.
Cinnamon is a regulator of blood glucose levels, as shown in this study, and also helps us eliminate excess fluids and fats in our body. We will take it mixed with hot water between meals.
Raise the defenses
This combination is highly calorific and is also said to work as a natural antibiotic. In other words, it helps us to expel cold from the body and prevent diseases caused by viruses and bacteria.
It is believed that due to its antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties, a tablespoon of cinnamon and honey can help fight and relieve throat conditions: pharyngitis, tonsillitis, aphonia, dysphonia, etc. We will mix a tablespoon with warm water and we will take it in sips and gargling.
However, there is no scientific research to support this information, so we strongly recommend going to a health professional before making any changes in our lifestyle so that they can provide us with adequate treatment.
Improve joint health
Thanks to its calorific and antioxidant properties, this mixture is ideal for diseases such as osteoarthritis, osteoarthritis, etc., since cinnamon has great medicinal properties, as this study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine shows.
Take care of the heart
The mixture of honey and cinnamon says that it can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, since it improves circulation, reduces cholesterol, strengthens the heart, and regulates its rhythm. However, there are no scientific studies that show that this is true, therefore, from here we recommend in the first instance to go to the specialist doctor to provide us with adequate diagnosis and treatment.
Taking a tablespoon of cinnamon and honey daily can provide other benefits. Here are some of them:
- Increase libido: Cinnamon is considered one of the best natural aphrodisiacs, in both men and women. We will take a tablespoon in the morning and a tablespoon before going to bed.
- Improve digestion and combat acidity: in this case, we will take a cup of warm water with a tablespoon of the mixture, preferably before food, although it can also be taken afterward as an infusion. Cinnamon is one of the foods that help fight or protect against Helicobacter pylori, as this study published in Monographs of the Royal National Academy of Pharmacy points out.
- Get energy and avoid exhaustion: its calorific and invigorating properties help us revitalize our body. We will take the tablespoon preferably on an empty stomach.
- Rejuvenate the body: both internally and externally. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, it can help decrease tissue damage caused by the passage of time. It is a good beauty remedy and can help prevent chronic diseases, although there are no scientific studies on it.
What do we need to make the mix?
We only need cinnamon and honey, but these must be of the highest quality. The honey would have to be organic, which guarantees that it has been processed naturally without adding any substance.
In addition, it can preferably be raw honey, which is the one that has not been cooked at high temperatures so that it always appears liquid. That is, with the cold it should harden. Once we have it, we can heat it in a water bath to melt it without losing its properties.
On the other hand, cinnamon will also be organic and, if possible, from Ceylon. The aroma will allow us to find out its quality.
How do we prepare it?
We will mix the liquid honey and the cinnamon until it is quite thick. We will store the preparation in a hermetically sealed glass bottle. We can keep it out of the fridge if it is a cool place and it is not too hot.
This preparation keeps well for a long time without the need for any preservative, thanks to the properties of cinnamon and honey.
How do we take it?
As a standard dose, we will take a tablespoon of this preparation daily. For young children, the standard dose will be one tablespoon of dessert.
We can mix it with a little hot water and it will have the flavor of a sweetened infusion, or with cold water, and in this way, it will be a refreshing and healthy drink. We can also combine that tablespoon of cinnamon and honey with juice, milk, yogurt, or but always without cooking it.
We recommend always consulting a doctor or naturopath before carrying out any treatment since natural products also have contraindications with some medication and their excessive consumption can cause unwanted side effects.