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Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon for Weight Loss


Consuming a honey and cinnamon mixture — 1 tbsp. cinnamon powder, 1 tbsp. honey — in a cup of warm water on an empty stomach aids weight loss, when combined with eating healthy and regular exercise.

Prevents Fat Accumulation

Honey and cinnamon help improve digestion. Digestion is the breaking down of food that is either eliminated through waste or stored as nutrients. To prevent your digestive system from slowing down and storing unwanted fat, the honey and cinnamon mixture keeps the digestive process regular by storing less fat. According to HealthMad.com, consuming a mixture of honey and cinnamon every day prevents fat from accumulating, even if you’ve consumed a high calorie diet. Additionally, cinnamon causes a thermogenic burn and according to WomenFitness.net, this sweet herb has great effects on blood sugar by resisting insulin; this is why cinnamon has been known to help fight against obesity.

Vitamin Rich

Although honey contains sugar, it’s different from refined sugar — it contains vitamins and minerals. According to AskDrSears.com, honey contains a small amount of proteins, minerals and vitamins, while cinnamon contains calcium, hints of B-vitamins, fiber and iron. In order for your body to properly digest sugar, it must use nutrient stores from the body to dissolve the sugar. On the other hand, your body is able to use the nutrients found in honey and cinnamon to dissolve fats and cholesterol.

Energy Booster

Honey is naturally very sweet and cinnamon is considered to be a sweet spice; therefore, a small amount of cinnamon or honey will pack a punch to any food or beverage. Additionally, honey is a simple carbohydrate and is metabolically easier on the body in terms of digestion. The simple sugars in honey, also known as fructose, contain 17 grams of carbs in just one tablespoon, according to The National Honey Board. Carbohydrates are used to fuel the body with energy, therefore giving you that extra boost during long workout sessions. Although some individuals fear consuming carbohydrates, they are necessary for the body to function properly. According to Women’s Health Magazine, cinnamon has an energizing scent that helps with alertness, which is another reason why its role in the honey-cinnamon mixture is essential.{Livestrong}

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  1. Great post – totally agree, cinnamon should be incorporated into a lot of recipes, it’s great for insulin resistence

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