While many people extol the virtues of drinking cinnamon and honey tea for various health benefits, a predominant belief is that this mixture will lead to speedy weight loss.
The generally held belief is that a cinnamon and honey tea is a useful tool for those seeking to drop a few pounds. Weight loss sites offer recipes, claiming that the cinnamon will accelerate the metabolism, while honey dulls cravings for sweets and carbohydrates.
Sadly—while we all dream of a quick-fix crash diet— the claim that a cinnamon and honey tea will help you shed the pounds is largely unsubstantiated by any scientific medical research. The results of this mixture for weight loss are word-of-mouth—some people claim it works like a charm, and others see no results—so there is no solid basis to conclude it to be in any way effective.
However as separate ingredients—and even combined—cinnamon and honey offer numerous wonderful and real health benefits when introduced into your regular diet.
Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices, and has often been used in traditional medicine. It can be used to improve a number of ailments and provides several other benefits including:
- Type II diabetes
- Lower cholesterol
- Increased mental focus
According to research, one half teaspoon of cinnamon daily had effects that lasted for twenty days.
The benefits of honey have also been documented in traditional medicine for centuries. It contains salicylic acid, minerals, alpha-tocopherol, and oligosaccharides.
These nutrients mean that honey:
- Increases good bacteria in the colon
- Leads to lower cholesterol
- Leads to lower blood pressure
- Provides antioxidants
- Is antibacterial
- Is anti-inflammatory
So, given the many indisputable beneficial properties of cinnamon and honey, drinking a tea or tincture of the two SuperFoods will certainly only help improve your body’s functions. It will not however, result in dramatic weight loss.