Cinnamon and Honey are one of the most delicious and healthiest food combos out there. Ever since ancient times, their mixture has been used not only as a beverage flavoring but, most importantly, as a medicine due to its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.
Naturally, you may wonder if what’s seemingly a simple combination of sugar, water, and spice is beneficial to your well-being.
Therefore, to help you decide, here is an evidence-based article explaining what happens if you eat honey and cinnamon on a daily basis.
Honey is more than just a commercial product you get from your local store’s shelves. It’s the result of a splendid process which grants it its antibacterial and healing properties.
First, worker bees collect flower nectar, which gets stored and broken down in their extra stomachs while being brought back to the hive. When the honeybee returns, it regurgitates the said nectar to another bee. This regurgitation is repeated until the digested nectar is finally placed in the honeycomb. As soon as the bees get rid of the extra water on the sticky liquid using their wings, they seal the comb to preserve it. Finally, honey is harvested by beekeepers.
As mentioned before, honey isn’t just sugar and water, so what else makes it so special?
- Easy to Break Down and Beneficial Simple Carbs
Honey is a more reliable source of energy than artificial sweeteners and other refined sugars.
Apart from natural sugar, it’s also rich in a multitude of minerals and vitamins that are easy to digest, making it the perfect substitute for high-sugar and refined carbs diets. In fact, simple carbs contained in honey are easy to digest and has been shown to reduce triglyceride levels and risk factors of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
So, instead of the usual pick-me-up energy bars or drinks, it’s best to take a spoon of honey.
- Rich in Antioxidants
Numerous studies demonstrated the antioxidant capacities of honey. Many of these have been linked to reducing the risk of diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, heart diseases, and some types of cancer.
Furthermore, one study showed that dark honey has a higher antioxidant capacity.
- Anti-inflammatory and Antibacterial Capacities
The medicinal properties of honey have been known for ages not as a cough remedy but also for a plethora of other benefits.
Indeed, honey, particularly row local one, is rich in vitamins, especially C and vitamin B complex, together with hydrogen peroxide and other minerals and amino acids. (Note: it’s important to buy local organic honey produced by bees living in the same environment as you do because it strengthens the immune system against seasonal allergies) By itself, hydrogen peroxide has been shown responsible for the antibacterial action of honey, making it effective in wound dressing…CONTINUE ARTICLE NEXT PAGE