Sweet Fact: Honey And Cinnamon’s Hidden Healthy Secrets

  • Did you know about the health benefits of honey and cinnamon? You most likely already keep them in your pantry right now – and if you don’t, you’ll easily find them at the grocery store. Cinnamon and honey have tons of medicinal value. Including them in your diet can help you with all sorts of health issues, from the common cold to arthritis pain. Check it out:

  • CINNAMON: A GREAT ANTIOXIDANT

    Cinnamon is one of the top seven antioxidants in the world. It also boosts your metabolism, which leads to weight loss (awesome!). The nutrients in cinnamon, especially manganese, actually strengthen your bones. So it’s great for osteoporosis and anemia – and best of all, it can even help relieve those pesky PMS symptoms! As a natural germ killer, cinnamon can be used when you first start feeling under the weather to stop a cold from coming on. One study even showed that the smell of cinnamon makes drivers less short-tempered.

    A simple herbal remedy for treating a sore throat is the following:

    • Add a cinnamon stick to boiling water.
    • Let boil for 2 minutes.
    • Remove the cinnamon stick.
    • Use the cinnamon water for any herbal tea, such as green tea.
    • Drink this tea two times per day. If the cold persists for longer than 3 days, consult your doctor.
  • HEALTHFUL HONEY

    Back in the 4th century BC, Aristotle was already talking about the health benefits of honey. Honey can help with acid reflux, relieve seasonal allergies, and fight off certain infections due to its properties as wound sealer and acid fluid which prevents bacteria from growing.

    It’s also an awesome natural cough remedy! As a sweetener, honey can be used instead of sugar for a more organic (and sweeter) taste. Best of all, if stored properly, it keeps forever – the oldest honey ever found is almost 6,000 years old, and it’s still edible!

  • NOW MIX THEM UP!

    These two ingredients are both great for you on their own – but if you combine them, even better! Cinnamon and honey each have anti-cancer properties; a combo of the two can potentially lower the risk of tumors spreading throughout the body. Honey and cinnamon made into a paste also help with itchy insect bites! And that honey-cinnamon paste is great for your skin too, reducing pimples and signs of aging. As you can see, the benefits of making these two popular kitchen ingredients a part of your diet and beauty regimen are really too many to count!

Republished with permission from Latina Moms – Latinamoms.com

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