Cinnamon and honey are incredible food ingredients that reveal potent medicinal properties. They are high in beneficial plant compounds which provide great health benefits for your body. Once combined, they can offer really a lot for the overall health of the body.
You can reap all the benefits of both ingredients if you prepare a mixture and use it as a spread on your slice of bread in the morning or in the afternoon.
Here are the benefits of both ingredients:
Health Benefits of Honey
Lower blood pressure
Honey contains antioxidants that can reduce the blood pressure. As per a performed study in Malaysia, the presence of antioxidant compounds particularly phenolic compounds can help in the decrease of the blood pressure.
This natural bee-product has in its content plenty of antioxidants like phenolic compounds, enzymes, peptides, organic acids, and other components. The presence of phenolic compounds substantially contributes to the antioxidant power of honey. In addition to this, honey is rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements like calcium, iron, copper, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus. The color of the honey determines the antioxidant content of honey so the darker the honey, the better the quality of the honey. The darker varieties like buckwheat honey are much better than lighter varieties.
This naturally sweet product improves the good HDL cholesterol and reduces the bad LDL cholesterol. The latter one is accountable for the occurrence of atherosclerosis, the plaque formation in the arteries that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Healing wounds and burns
This product supports the healing of burns and wounds and because of that has been topically used for centuries in the treatment of wounds and burns. It has been used even since ancient Egypt and is still used today.
As per the results of 26 studies on the ability of honey in the treatment of wounds it was shown that honey is very effective in healing burns and especially in treating wounds infected after surgery.
Against foot ulcers
Honey contains amino acids and antibacterial and antifungal properties which makes it very effective in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. In some cases it can lead to serious consequence like amputation, therefore they should be treated on time.
Honey is a great product for increasing naturally energy levels.
Health Benefits of Cinnamon
Powerful medicinal properties
This spice has in its content phenolic compounds and flavonoids which reveal strong anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, anti-cancer and cardio protective properties.
Due to its antioxidant properties this spice is used in the treatment of various ailments. As per a performed study by the University of Hong Kong, cinnamon takes among first places of the list of the 26 most popular spices when antioxidant properties are concerned.
Lower bad cholesterol
As per the findings of a Pakistani study, cinnamon can lower the levels of bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and on the other hand it keeps good HDL cholesterol stable. As a result of that cinnamon can lower the risk of heart disease.
Reduced blood pressure
As per a performed study by the University of Toronto, cinnamon intake can substantially lower blood pressure, particularly in people diagnosed with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes.
Lower insulin resistance
This amazing spice can better insulin sensitivity which is disturbed due to metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Cinnamon can substantially lower insulin resistance and in that way assisting this important hormone to do its job.
The use of cinnamon is not recommended for pregnant ladies. Its overuse can be toxic, therefore make sure to consume it moderately as if not it may cause gastric irritation.
Babies under one year old should not consume honey as it may contain resistant germs (Clostridium botulinum) present in the pollen and then carried by bees. This bacterium is accountable for a disease known as infant botulism.