Cinnamon is one of the foods that contain most antioxidants, being on the third place in the top of the most antioxidant foods. It has 240,000 ORAC units, which is enormous. Only a few grams of cinnamon can provide you with daily antioxidants, which avoids many diseases, and the strength of enzymes, vitamins and minerals in honey combined with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial substances in cinnamon support the immune system.
Cinnamon interacts with the enzymes involved in digesting carbohydrates and makes it slower, thus lowering the amount of glucose that gets into the blood after we eat. In addition, it contains an insulin-like compound that improves glucose utilization by cells.
Cinnamon contains a substance called Cinnamaldehyde that can inhibit the development of E. coli, Candida, Salmonella, Listeria, but also bacteria and fungi or viruses. Antibacterial effects of cinnamon can prevent tooth decay and eliminate bad smell of breath, and studies show that cinnamon lowers blood pressure, reduces harmful cholesterol and triglycerides and increases good cholesterol.
Ingredients in this composition decrease the need to use sweeteners because their properties induce sweetness. This translates into reducing amounts of coffee, milk or tea sweetener.
It is a traditional remedy and proves to be very effective in preventing seasonal illness when the weather is cold, and the attack of viruses, bacteria and microbes is effectively counteracted. In fact, most of the beneficial properties of cinnamon are enhanced by the combination of honey, being effective in fighting nausea, acidity, bloating, stomach burns, lack of appetite or constipation.
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