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How to Drink Honey & Cinnamon

by
author image Traci Joy
A certified nutritionist who majored in health, fitness and nutrition, Traci Vandermark has been writing articles in her specialty fields since 1998. Her articles have appeared both online and in print for publications such as Simple Abundance, "Catskill Country Magazine," "Birds and Blooms," "Cappers" and "Country Discoveries."
How to Drink Honey & Cinnamon
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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.

Step 1

How to Drink Honey & Cinnamon
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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.

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Step 2

How to Drink Honey & Cinnamon
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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.

Step 3

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

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