Honey and cinnamon both have incredible healing properties that can help you avoid pharmaceutical drugs. Best of all, they taste great! Just mix a bit in some hot water, use it as a dip for fruit slices or take it straight by the spoonful!
Here’s what a bit of honey and cinnamon can do for you:
1. Lower Cholesterol
“Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day has previously been shown to significantly reduce blood sugar levels, triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and total cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes.” via HuffingtonPost
Honey, on the other hand, prevents the oxidation of LDL cholesterol “bad cholesterol”, which helps prevent heart disease. It can also decrease blood pressure, to ease strain on the heart and venous system (1). Just mix two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon in a small bowl and take a teaspoon with every meal.
2. Ease Arthritis Pain
Arthritis is often caused by the inflammation of tissue in the joints (3).
The Arthritis foundation suggests that you should manage your condition by getting the right nutrients to alleviate pain and inflammation and positively affect overall health (4).
Both honey and cinnamon have potent anti-inflammatory benefits (5). Just fill a cup with boiled water and stir in two tablespoons of honey and a tablespoon of cinnamon. Drink in the morning and evening for best results.
3. Fight Gallbladder Infection
Your gallbladder produces bile to help fat-soluble vitamins get absorbed in the intestine.
Too much cholesterol in your diet can result in gallstones, which can easily cause tears and infection. This condition can be life-threatening. via Healthline
Not only do honey and cinnamon lower cholesterol, but honey also heals damaged tissue. To enjoy, put two teaspoons of cinnamon and a large spoonful of honey to a cup of hot water.
4. Cure Colds
Both honey and cinnamon have anti-viral benefits, which are particularly effective against the influenza virus (6,7). Just take 1 teaspoon of honey with a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon every few hours if you feel a cold or flu coming on.
5. Boost Immune System
Honey and cinnamon are both immunomodulatory (8), meaning that they are capable of modifying or regulating one or more immune functions. Taking a bit of each every day helps your immune system fight off bacteria, viruses and infections.
Cinnamon can interact with certain prescription medication and may worsen existing medical conditions, so talk to you doctor before taking cinnamon regularly.