It’s a mix. It’s a match. It’s the super powerful combination of cinnamon and honey! One of the healthiest spices in the world, cinnamon can also be taken as a supplement: it may help reduce inflammation, treat neurodegenerative diseases, or may even protect against cancer. A healthier—and tastier—alternative to sugar, honey may be an effective cough suppressant and a good treatment for wounds. It is believed that if these two ingredients are beneficial to your health on their own, then combining them must be even better. Here’s the reality of the real benefits you can expect from mixing the two.
1. TRUTH: HONEY AND CINNAMON REDUCES HEART ATTACKS
This combo keeps your health at heart. It helps reverse the health signs that can cause the risk of a heart attack, so go ahead, and load up your tea with this fascinating combo.
2. MYTH: CINNAMON AND HONEY HELPS RELIEVE ALLERGIES
Though it might be true that honey can help with allergy symptoms, evidence is weak as for the powers this combination has of fighting them all together. You’re better off visiting a physician and asking for specific treatment to treat your allergies.
3. TRUTH: NOTHING WORKS BETTER THAN CINNAMON AND HONEY TO TREAT SKIN INFECTIONS
Don’t let wounds get under your skin. Honey and cinnamon come to the rescue with their antibacterial properties, which are useful for treating skin infections or wounds. Apply the mixture equally on affected parts and voilà!
4. MYTH: CINNAMON AND HONEY CAN EVEN CURE THE COMMON COLD
Yes, we mentioned these two have strong antibacterial powers. But truth be cold—cough, cough—, colds actually are caused by viruses, so you’re better off staving off the flu on your own, or getting the correct meds.
5. TRUTH: LOWERS BLOOD SUGAR
Cinnamon and honey help lower blood sugar levels by increasing insulin sensitivity, so this combo might be a diabetic’s best friend. Plus, it is a healthier option for sweetening your tea—watch out for its carbs, though.
6. MYTH: IT’S A GREAT COMBO TO TREAT ACNE
Well, it is true! These two ingredients are good for the skin but there’s no actual proof of them helping treat acne. You might want to rethink that cinnamon-honey facemask after all and go for a harsher skin regime that gets rid of excess oil and treats zits more accurately.
7. TRUTH: CINNAMON-HONEY IS PACKED WITH ANTIOXIDANTS
These two are super rich in antioxidants, which might help improve your overall health. Antioxidants also contribute to a healthy, strong heart, so start spreading this wonderful mix all over your meals.
8. MYTH: THIS NATURAL COMBO REDUCES INFLAMMATION
They do have anti-inflammatory properties, but that doesn’t literally mean that rubbing these foods near your joints might help reduce inflammation there.
9. TRUTH: CINNAMON-HONEY IS SO DAMN GOOD, IT EVEN REDUCES CHOLESTEROL
Both cinnamon and honey appear to help reduce your cholesterol levels, and blood sugars, according to The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. By simply taking 1 to 6 grams of cinnamon each day, a clinical trial conducted in Pakistan claims it lowered patients total cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. Seems like apples are not the only ones who help keep the doctor away!
10. MYTH: THIS MAGIC COMBO CURES STOMACH ACHES
Some people claim cinnamon and honey work great together to fight bacterial infections in the gut or stomach aches in general. However, science has not been able to back this up—at least for now.