Honey and cinnamon; the golden combination?
In the previous blogs, a number of health benefits of cinnamon have been discussed. It has a positive influence on blood sugar levels, blood pressure and a cold. But did you know that the combination of cinnamon with honey also has several positive effects on your health?
The Times of India publishes an article about the health benefits of the combination of cinnamon and honey. Because that is what this combination should take care of. Not just honey or just cinnamon, but a combination of both. A number of these benefits are listed below.
1. It gives a boost to your immune system
Like in a previously published blog, cinnamon has a large amount of antioxidants; these boost your immune system, protecting the body against substances from outside. Honey also has this; a combination of both could therefore provide an extra boost to your immune system.
2. Lowering blood sugar levels
The combination of honey and cinnamon helps to lower blood sugar levels. We already knew that cinnamon is good for this, but honey also contributes to this. Honey can be used as a substitute for sugar, so that blood sugar levels are less affected. This is because honey is less sweet than sugar.
3. Reduces the risk of heart disease
A study has shown that honey and cinnamon reduce the risk of heart disease. This combination ensures that the cholesterol and triglyceride levels are lowered; these are the risk factors for heart disease. In addition, cinnamon and honey also have an anti-inflammatory effect, which in turn also helps to reduce heart disease.
4. It helps with weight loss
Honey is a product with a high nutritional value. It contains a large amount and variety of vitamins and minerals. In addition, it is a good substitute for sugar; it has a sweet taste but contains less sugar. This provides benefits over sugar in the area of weight loss.
5. Heals wounds
Honey and cinnamon both contain antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it suitable for the treatment of burn wounds. Hereby a mixture of honey and cinnamon must be applied to the skin.
There are of course a lot of claims for which there is no proven substantiation. Examples of this are that cinnamon and honey would contribute to the treatment of acne and the treatment of digestive problems. However, there is no scientific basis for this.
All in all, the combination of cinnamon and honey has a particularly good effect on health. There are different ways to take honey and cinnamon. A good way to take this is to mix it with hot water. In addition, you could also mix it with yogurt or cottage cheese or you can spread it on your bread.