The Truth about the Health Benefits of Cinnamon and Honey

Have you heard that “a mixture of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases”? Perhaps you have even received an email, or read an article, about cinnamon and honey health benefits. A quick Google search will lead you to a long list of honey and cinnamon benefits including everything from heart disease to hair loss. It’s an amazing list of health tips and benefits of honey and cinnamon that just might leave you asking, “Is this for real?”

So where did this information come from? How much of it is true? And what are the real health benefits of cinnamon and honey? If you, too, are interested in the truth behind these amazing claims, then come along with us as we seek answers to these questions.

Outsourcing Truth
The article that is circulating as a forwarded email and being reposted on numerous blogs was originally published by Weekly World News in Canada, dated January 17, 1995. While you’re reading this article for yourself on Google Books, be sure to place an order for your very own genuine Jesus one dollar bill from Rev. Harris for only $5! That’s right, Weekly World News is the same tabloid that introduced us to Bat Boy. Naturally, discovering the source of this information about the amazing benefits of cinnamon and honey puts a bitter sweet taste in the mouth. But where did they get this information? Is any of this true?

Too Good to be True?
Ayurveda is an ancient Hindu system of medicine that views illness as an imbalance in a person’s physical or mental constitution.  With this in mind, Ayurveda attempts to treat the root cause of disease, rather than it’s symptoms. So does Ayurveda medicine claim all these benefits to cinnamon and honey? Not quite.

Dr. Krishna.R.S wrote an in-depth article for Pioneer Thinking entitled, “Therapeutic uses of Honey in Ayurveda”. In his article, Dr. Krishna.R.S. details the eight different types of honey recognized by Ayurvedic medicine, and their specific remedies.

You CAN handle the truth!
So what do we know about the health benefits of cinnamon and honey? Cinnamon is known to be high in antioxidants, and raw honey is known among natural health and nutrition gurus to have anti-bacterial properties.  It’s important to note however that even if you consume foods rich in minerals and vitamins such as honey, it won’t stand a chance of improving your health if the majority of your diet is made up of processed foods and fast food.

Carrot juice may be good for the eyes, but it certainly hasn’t put the optometric industry out of business. The same is true for the health benefits of cinnamon and honey. Check your sources, and use your own common sense. Replacing artificial sugars with honey, and mixing cinnamon into your diet may be beneficial, but you can’t rely on these steps alone to dramatically improve your health. Balance is key, and that includes a wholesome diet, regular exercise.

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