Honey and cinnamon are a great combination for a weight loss plan. Honey is rich in vitamins and minerals which raises energy levels and naturally suppresses psychological food cravings. Cinnamon on the other hand is useful to clean the system. When both are combined and taken together, it speeds up the metabolism and breaks down body's fat faster.
According to Dr Mercola, cinnamon is an ideal seasoning for people with diabetes. It regulates blood sugar, reduces bad and total cholesterol levels and increases glucose metabolism by 20 times.
How to take?
It is as easy as 123. Here is a step by step method of preparing the energizing drink.
- Take 2 milligram of Ceylon cinnamon
- Mix it in a glass of hot water
- Leave it for 15 minutes to cool down
- Add a tablespoon of honey (preferably raw honey)
- Drink half a glass twice a day.
Do no mix honey when the water is hot. Mixing honey in hot water destroys the effect of honey enzymes. Also make sure that you use Ceylon cinnamon not the cassia specie.
It has been noted that it works best when taken half an hour before breakfast in the morning and then before going to bed.
You can also refrigerate it and drink the remainder without warming it again.
Are there any scientific studies?
I have not come across any scientific studies or research supporting the claim that honey and cinnamon combination reduces weight. There is, however, a good deal of anecdotal evidence claiming benefits of weight loss, reduction in fats and many other health benefits.
As with any other weight control program, Honey and cinnamon need to be used with a little bit of change in your diet and exercise. Taking the regimen with some diet control and exercise may actually work. There is no harm in trying.
1. Consult your doctor before using the remedy especially if you have any health problem.
2. Do not use cassia cinnamon mostly sold in supermarket and food shops. Cassia cinnamon is toxic and using it regularly or for longer periods may pose serious health dangers. Buy Ceylon cinnamon which is less toxic. Read how to differentiate between Ceylon and Cassia Cinnamon.
We received an email from one of our visitors who took the cinnamon and honey drink for a couple of weeks. Here is an abstract of her experience.
Thanks to the people at PEAS Health for posting the post on honey and cinnamon weight loss. After reading a lot of information about this regimen, I gave it a go.
My problem was that I was a kind of psychological eater. I would always jump to grab something to eat when under stress. Not only that, I would eat if I had nothing to do or felt bored. I used to keep something ready in my fridge. During my main meal times, I would eat as much as I could trying to satisfy an inner unsatisfying urge for more food.
When I read about the benefits of honey and the herb, I just wanted to give it a go and derive some benefits. After two weeks of regularly taking it twice a day, I noticed a huge change in my eating habits.
I slowly dropped the psychological habit of jumping on the food all the time. The habit of eating, while feeling bored, started subsiding. The devouring urge during main meals started dwindling.
I felt a lot better, happy and energized. When I just stood on the scale, I was amazed at a couple of pounds I lost without any conscious effort. I say without any effort on my part because I did not take it for changing my habits. I never knew it would bring that change. That was amazing.
I am neither a doctor nor a medical expert. I don’t know how that happened. I mean I don’t know the mechanism of its effectiveness. I think it regulated something inside my body which gets me rid off the psychological eating issue. As it regulated my eating habits (and something inside my body), I must have eaten a lot less which resulted in the fat loss.
I am happy to have tried it and will keep drinking it regularly.
Thank you for posting my story.
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