Sweet Fact: Honey And Cinnamon’s Hidden Healthy Secrets
“Superfoods,” like acai and quinoa, are all the rage these days. You’ve probably heard a lot about how good they are for your overall health. What you might not know is that some common ingredients have just as many awesome properties as these more expensive grains and berries.
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:
1. 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.