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PAPERMOON2
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2/8/10 6:23 P

I looked up the amount of calories in honey verses in regular sugar and found out that honey has about 64 calories per tablespoon and regular sugar has about 33 calories per tablespoon. So honey has more caloreis than plain regular sugar! It may be good for other things but it is NOT less calories. Honey has twice as many calories as regular sugar.



MYREALANA
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2/8/10 3:33 P

All the honey and cinnamon I used to have on my yogurt didn't seem to help me any.



1THIRTY3
Posts: 308
2/8/10 3:04 P

still waiting... I figure with interest and inflation its a whole lot more now ;-)



BIKERFORCHRIST
Posts: 240
2/8/10 1:24 P

So did Bill Gates ever send you the money?



1THIRTY3
Posts: 308
2/8/10 1:17 P

I read an email once where, if i forwarded it to 5 people, bill gates would track it and send me $5000.

The point is, just because you read it doesn't make it so. That, and the vast majority of people in the developed world worry about their weight, so its a topic that's ALWAYS going to be of interest to people and there's ALWAYS going to be a demand for the next "big cure" that doesn't take any work.

Problem is, weight loss doesn't work that way. There's no unicorn dust that will lose you weight. Things like cinnamon and green tea which claim to raise your metabolism (which theoretically would help weight loss) only do so to a point where it MIGHT add an extra pound of weight lost over several years if you chug it every day. One of my most recent blogs was about green tea and this claim, but I don't remember the specific numbers. I did all of the math though, to spell out how ridiculous it is. This claim is, too.



REBA501
Posts: 8
2/8/10 10:09 A

Have u checked out active manuka honey



REBA501
Posts: 8
2/8/10 10:07 A

Have u checked out active manuka honey



REDSTYLO10
Posts: 43
2/8/10 9:10 A

Just from personal experience, honey has helped me with a chronic cough related to allergies. I've asked around and the farmer's wisdom seems to be that if you take in honey that is produced by bees from your immediate region, that helps with the allergies caused by floaties in the air in your region. so far, it's delicious and it's helped. So...

I think the sweetness of the honey and sugar might help with cravings--which is what it does for me. Drinking something before I eat anything is one of my goals, and this seems like a nice way to mix it up, as it were. So...



ESME25
Posts: 213
2/8/10 8:30 A

i'm pretty sure that if there was an easy way to lose weight, everyone would have already done it.

you lose weight by eating less and moving more. it's that simple.



LOVELYMRSB
Posts: 1,263
2/8/10 8:06 A

I wouldn't count on it to help you lose weight the way eating right and exercising will, but you could call it happy medium by maybe having some cinnamon tea with honey! May not be a "magic bullet" to help you lose weight, but it will keep you hydrated, and as other posters have mentioned, cinnamon and honey are indeed good for you!

You may even find that it works through the placebo effect - if you're drinking a couple cups of cinnamon tea w/honey (I'm sticking w/tea, because the cinnamon not dissolving sounds NASTY!) when you want to snack or when you're bored, you'll be occupying yourself, and you may feel "healthier" doing it, which would encourage further healthy choices, etc.

I think I'm going to have some cinnamon tea at work today! lol.



MIAWINNER
Posts: 15
2/8/10 2:46 A

I just heard about this last week and thought since it's natural, I will give it a try. I was told you have to use raw honey which I bought at Whole Foods. Doesn't taste bad but the cinnamon does not completely dissolve, so the end of the drink ends up sludgey! I have done this for the past 7 days and have not noticed any changes or weight loss! I will continue to do this until the jar of honey is gone, probably another week. If anything changes, I will post it!



MUM-BUM
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1/17/10 8:36 A

anytime a diet promises you will lose weight just by drinking something - it is a scam.
To the previous posters point, honey is good for you. when you are reaching for a sweetener it is a very good choice. Cinnamon is also good for you. I have seen this in several books/shows now. If you can add it too your diet, do it. But you are much better off starting your day with oatmeal topped with honey and cinnamon then you are drinking it throughout the day in hot water.



CHRISTELW
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1/17/10 3:28 A

Honey is more than just sugar. Honey contains all the vitamins and trace elements which nutritionists consider necessary for health: the B vitamins, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, biotin, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and nicotinic acid. Unlike fruit and vegetables, it will never lose its vitamins during harvesting, storage and preparation. Trace elements include iron, copper, manganese, silicon, chlorine, calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, aluminium and magnesium.

However, the exact composition of honey varies with the type of flower, the type of soil, the season of the year and the weather conditions at the time of collection. The darker honeys have the highest mineral content and can contain four times as much iron as lighter honeys.
Other Benefits of Honey

Easily digested: Because sugar molecules in honey can convert into other sugars (e.g. fructose to glucose), honey is easily digested by the most sensitive stomachs, despite its high acid content. It helps kidneys and intestines to function better.

Good source of antioxidants: It plays a big role in the prevention of cancer as well as heart disease.

Has a low calorie level: Another quality of honey is that, when it is compared with the same amount of sugar, it gives 40% less calories to the body. Although it gives great energy to the body, it does not add weight.

Rapidly diffuses through the blood: When accompanied by mild water, honey diffuses into the bloodstream in 7 minutes. Its free sugar molecules make the brain function better since the brain is the largest consumer of sugar, thus, reduces fatigue.

Supports blood formation: Honey provides an important part of the energy needed by the body for blood formation. In addition, it helps in cleansing the blood. It has some positive effects in regulating and facilitating blood circulation. It also functions as a protection against capillary problems and arteriosclerosis.

Does not accommodate bacteria: This bactericide (bacteria-killing) property of honey is named "the inhibition effect". Experiments conducted on honey show that its bactericide properties increase twofold when diluted with water. It is very interesting to note that newly born bees in the colony are nourished with diluted honey by the bees responsible for their supervision - as if they know this feature of the honey.

Royal Jelly: Royal jelly is a substance produced by worker bees inside the beehive. Inside this nutritious substance are sugar, proteins, fats and many vitamins. It is used in problems caused by tissue deficiency or body frailty.

It is obvious that honey, which is produced in much higher amounts than the requirements of the bees, is made for the benefit of man. And it is also obvious that bees cannot perform such an unbelievable task "on their own




CHRISTELW
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1/17/10 3:21 A

Yes I have. I don't know if it is a hoax. It DOES NOT taste good at all and I have NOT put on weight. Honey is more than just sugar. Honey contains all the vitamins and trace elements which nutritionists consider necessary for health: the B vitamins, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, biotin, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and nicotinic acid. Unlike fruit and vegetables, it will never lose its vitamins during harvesting, storage and preparation. Trace elements include iron, copper, manganese, silicon, chlorine, calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, aluminium and magnesium.

However, the exact composition of honey varies with the type of flower, the type of soil, the season of the year and the weather conditions at the time of collection. The darker honeys have the highest mineral content and can contain four times as much iron as lighter honeys.
Other Benefits of Honey

Easily digested: Because sugar molecules in honey can convert into other sugars (e.g. fructose to glucose), honey is easily digested by the most sensitive stomachs, despite its high acid content. It helps kidneys and intestines to function better.

Good source of antioxidants: It plays a big role in the prevention of cancer as well as heart disease.

Has a low calorie level: Another quality of honey is that, when it is compared with the same amount of sugar, it gives 40% less calories to the body. Although it gives great energy to the body, it does not add weight.

Rapidly diffuses through the blood: When accompanied by mild water, honey diffuses into the bloodstream in 7 minutes. Its free sugar molecules make the brain function better since the brain is the largest consumer of sugar, thus, reduces fatigue.

Supports blood formation: Honey provides an important part of the energy needed by the body for blood formation. In addition, it helps in cleansing the blood. It has some positive effects in regulating and facilitating blood circulation. It also functions as a protection against capillary problems and arteriosclerosis.

Does not accommodate bacteria: This bactericide (bacteria-killing) property of honey is named "the inhibition effect". Experiments conducted on honey show that its bactericide properties increase twofold when diluted with water. It is very interesting to note that newly born bees in the colony are nourished with diluted honey by the bees responsible for their supervision - as if they know this feature of the honey.

Royal Jelly: Royal jelly is a substance produced by worker bees inside the beehive. Inside this nutritious substance are sugar, proteins, fats and many vitamins. It is used in problems caused by tissue deficiency or body frailty.

It is obvious that honey, which is produced in much higher amounts than the requirements of the bees, is made for the benefit of man. And it is also obvious that bees cannot perform such an unbelievable task "on their own



RENA1965
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10/27/09 11:17 P

Probaby tastes good, but I serious don't think it helps weight loss, honey is simple sugar and nothing more.



EGANZER
Posts: 83
10/27/09 11:13 P

I read an email that stated drinking a cup of water with honey and cinnamon twice a day will help with weightloss naturally. This email also stated it helps with alot of other things such as colds, flu, arthritis, cancer and some other things. I did a search and tried to find something about this being a hoax and I cant find anything. Has anybody tried this or know someone who has?



 
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