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Monday, December 22, 2014

Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon

In today's day and age, there have been an increase in the need for prescription drugs and over the counter medications. Hundreds of years ago, people would rely on natural remedies to cure/treat their ailments. Among some of the many natural ingredients available to us, we are going to focus a moment on CINNAMON and HONEY.

Ok, let us begin with honey. It has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide range of ailments. Some of these include athletes foot, arthritis and yeast infection. One of the most known benefits of honey is its antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties. So it helps stop the growth of certain bacteria and helps fight against infections. Honey can be a very powerful immune system booster. It helps improve digestive systems and help you stay healthy and fight disease.

Honey is known for instantly boosting energy because it is a natural source of carbohydrates. According to studies, the glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost. Another great benefit is that honey has been found to keep blood sugar levels pretty constant when compared to other types of sugar.

One thing that I learned and found pretty interesting is that honey contains carcinogen-preventing and anti-tumor properties. Now, don't get it twisted, it cannot cure cancer, but it can be a part of your preventative regimen.

Ok, enough about honey, now let's give cinnamon some love.

Another ingredient that has been used for thousands of years is cinnamon. It can also help fight against bacterial and fungal infections. Studies have also shown that having cinnamon, as part of your regular diet, helps reduce the body's negative response to a high fat diet (courtesy of

A huge benefit that cinnamon provides is that it may help improve glucose levels in diabetes patients. Also, like honey, it can help fight against yeast infections. Because cinnamon is such a great defense against bacteria, it can also be used as a remedy against a stomach bug and irritable bowel syndrome.

Cinnamon can also be used as a tool in your efforts to lose weight because making it a part of your regular diet can speed up your metabolism. But you have to be sure to not overdo the ingestion of cinnamon since too much of it can cause liver damage. You know, that whole "too much of a good thing is bad for you".

Now that you know some of the benefits of these two natural ingredients, here are some remedies that you can try at home:

Blend honey, orange juice and natural yogurt until smooth and drink.

Cleansing Tonic:
Before breakfast, mix a spoonful of honey and lemon juice into a cup of warm water and drink.

Bladder Infections:
Mix two tablespoons of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of honey in a glass of warm water and drink.

Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon mixed in 16 oz of tea water and drink.

Colds and sinuses:
Mix one tablespoon honey and 1/4 tablespoon cinnamon and take for three days.

Weight loss:
Every morning 30 minutes before breakfast on an empty stomach and a night before going to bed, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. Do this regularly.

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  1. I have been using honey since I was a kid, and it is one of the best natural remedies for different illnesses and conditions. I like how powerful it is against infections (antioxidant and antibacterial). Great post! I also found more uses of honey here: