Over the past year or so, we’ve been hearing a lot about honey and cinnamon and its supposed ability to cure everything from diabetes to cancer. Dozens of health websites tout it as a miracle cure-all while others claim it’s nothing more than a hoax.
So what’s the truth? We did some digging.
So far, from the scientific studies we’ve researched on the health benefits of both cinnamon and honey, this natural remedy packs a serious punch. While no one treatment, whether prescription or alternative, can act as an instant cure-all, the health benefits of honey and cinnamon are hard to deny.
Health Benefits of Raw, Unprocessed Honey
When you think of honey, you may picture the small honey “bears” you see at the grocery store. Avoid those. Most of them are just honey-flavored high fructose corn syrup anyway.
To get the full benefits of honey, the type you use should be raw and unprocessed. Raw honey is the nectar from flowers collected by bees that is unheated, unpasteurized, and 100% unprocessed.
You can usually find raw honey in the natural health section of your local supermarket or at a health food store. Raw honey often has a thick, milky color, and is usually solid. (Although raw honey sometimes comes in liquid form).
Raw honey is a complete food rich in more proteins than any animal source as it contains more amino acids than beef, eggs or cheese.
A research study conducted at the University of Waikato revealed that raw honey is a powerful anti-inflammatory. The protein bees add to the nectar during their natural honey-making process (called Apalbumin 1) prevent white blood cells from creating triggering unnecessary inflammation. Honey also contains prostaglandins and nitric oxide, which helps reduce inflammation.
- ·Intestinal Ulcers
An enzyme in honey called glucose oxidase produces hydrogen peroxide, which helps eradicate the harmful bacteria that contributes to the development of gastric ulcers.
- ·Wound Healing
Honey also seems to speed tissue growth, enhancing epidermis regeneration, and minimizing scarring. This makes it an ideal remedy for those with diabetic or bed sores. (Manuka honey seems to work best for this).
If the raw, unprocessed honey you’re eating has been collected and jarred within 100 miles from your home, it may ease your allergy symptoms. Eating pollen from the honey produced by local bees can help your body build up a tolerance. It also has natural anti-inflammatory properties to ease nasal and bronchial inflammation.
- ·Immunity Boosting
Frequent colds and flu may become a thing of the past if you regularly consume raw honey. The phytonutrients it contains provide powerful antibacterial and antiviral benefits that help keep your immune system strong.
Health Benefits of Organic Ceylon Cinnamon
The health benefits of cinnamon have also been widely researched and corroborated. From what we’ve uncovered, Ceylon cinnamon is the “true” cinnamon and carries with it the most health benefits. Cassia cinnamon, while fine to eat in small doses, contains coumarin, which has been shown to be toxic to both the liver and kidneys when taken in large amounts.
According to a study published by the American Diabetes Association, regular cinnamon intake has been shown to help reduce mean fasting serum glucose up to 29%.
The same study conducted on diabetics revealed that regular cinnamon intake helps reduce triglycerides and LDL cholesterol by up to 30% and 27% respectively.
Cinnamon extract has been shown to help suppress the growth of H. Pylori infection, a key component in most cases of gastric ulcer and acid reflux disease. H. Pylori has also been long-associated with the development of gastric cancer, lymphoma, and pancreatic cancer.
The natural anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties of cinnamon have also been shown to strengthen the immune system and provide protection from the development of chronic disease, including cancer.
- ·Chronic Pain
Cinnamon has been used as a potent anti-inflammatory for centuries and may be quite effective in easing chronic pain conditions.
- ·Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic-resistant disease is fast becoming a true health threat as the overuse of antibiotics continues to create superbugs. According to a study published by the Institute of Food Technologists, cinnamon helps eradicate E. Coli, a food-borne bacterium that has been shown to be resistant to some conventional antibiotics.
Make the Most out of Your Honey and Cinnamon Remedy
If you’re ready to give the honey and cinnamon cure a try, raw, unprocessed honey and Ceylon cinnamon is best. Mix two tablespoons of cinnamon powder into one tablespoon of raw honey. Follow it with a small glass of water to be sure the mixture goes down easily but not enough to dilute it.
Never overdose on cinnamon and honey or any other natural remedy. If you are taking blood thinners, talk with your doctor before trying this holistic treatment.
So, there you have it. The honey and cinnamon cure is not a hoax. It’s not a miracle either. Although science has proven that the mixture is indeed beneficial to your health, it’s important to also follow a healthy diet, exercise the right way, and get plenty of rest in order to effectively prevent and treat disease.
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