A couple of friends in different countries have been sick recently and I've suggested to both that they try HOT Orange Juice (8 oz) with 1/8 tsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp. honey. We stayed in a B&B once when I had the flu and the Peruvian innkeeper served me Hot OJ. At first I was skeptical, but it tasted so good and warming, I figured it couldn't hurt.
Read an article about the benefits of cinnamon, which led to the effects of cinnamon, the gist of which was don't overdo the cinnamon. That's easy. In my research, found a great article from Organic Authority that shared these benefits:
-1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower your bad cholesterol (or LDL).
-Cinnamon may help treat Type 2 Diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels and increasing the amount of insulin production in the body.
-Cinnamon has antifungal properties, and it's been said that candida cannot live in a cinnamon environment.
-Cinnamon can reduce the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
-Cinnamon has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
-Honey and Cinnamon combined has been found to relieve arthritis pain.
-When added to food, cinnamon inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.
-Just smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
-Cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
-Cinnamon has been found to be an effective natural remedy for eliminating headaches and migraine relief.
-Cinnamon can also help stablize blood sugar (which is great for weight loss). A couple of dashes in your morning tea or cereal is all it takes!
*I'm not saying all this is correct, several sites shared most of these claims. I like the taste and dashed a bit in my tea and on my oatmeal. Tasted pretty good.
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