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How to Drink Honey & Cinnamon

By Traci Joy

Honey has been used for thousands of years as a health tonic and is still used to treat coughs, prevent allergies and improve your sleep, reports DoctorOz.com. In spite of its sweetness, honey also helps lower blood sugar, according to review in the 2012 issue of the "International Journal of Biological Sciences." Add cinnamon to honey and health benefits double. Cinnamon has been shown to fight inflammation, lower cholesterol, strengthen your heart and fight cancer, according to the October 2010 issue of "Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition." Put honey and cinnamon together in a warm tea, and you have a drink that delivers several health benefits.

Warm a cup of hot water to a temperature you prefer. You don't want to burn your tongue, but you also want the liquid warm enough to easily dissolve the honey. You can heat water in a pot on a stove top or in a mug in your microwave.

Mix 1 to 2 spoonfuls of honey and some sprinkles of cinnamon in a small bowl. The amount of honey and cinnamon you use is based on your own personal taste preferences, so you may want to experiment with the amount.

Put the honey/cinnamon mixture in the warm water and stir.

Tips

Add honey and cinnamon to black or green tea for additional flavor.

Stir your warm water or tea with cinnamon sticks for extra cinnamon flavor.

Warnings

Because cinnamon can lower your blood sugar levels, speak to your doctor before adding the drink to your dietary routine, especially if you are already on diabetic medication.

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