Lose Weight with Cinnamon Honey Tea

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Lose weight with cinnamon honey tea

Lose weight with cinnamon honey tea.

Cinnamon is loaded with more than spicy goodness.

The MayoClinic.org claims cinnamon is a prebiotic. This means that it helps feed the healthy probiotics that aid in digestion.

Cinnamon has long been considered by many health sources including WomensHealth.org to reduce bad cholesterol and to lower blood sugar levels. Half a teaspoon of powdered cinnamon a day is recommended to help regulate blood sugar levels.

A good way to get your daily dose of cinnamon is to sip it in a tea.

Perhaps cinnamon’s most attractive health feature, however, is it’s recent claim to fame as contributing to weight loss.

Because of its ability to help process sugars, cinnamon may help reduce fat accumulation in the body.

Lose Weight with Cinnamon Honey Tea

  • Step 1

Boil 1 cup water.

  • Step 2

Place 1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder in a cup and add the water.

  • Step 3

Steep for 30 minutes (covered is best).

  • Step 4

When the tea has cooled, stir in 1 tsp. organic, raw, unprocessed honey.

For best results sip a cup of cinnamon tea twice a day, before breakfast and about 1/2 hour before you go to bed.

You can enjoy cinnamon tea hot, cold or at room temperature. You can reheat cinnamon tea, as long as you haven’t added the honey. If you’ve already added the honey, heating your tea will destroy the nutrients in the honey.

All Cinnamon is Not Created Equal

Lose weight with cinnamon honey tea but as you do so, make sure you’re using the right kind of cinnamon.

There’s one big word of caution about cinnamon that is often overlooked.

There is a MAJOR difference between Cassia cinnamon from China, and Ceylon (or Sri Lankan) cinnamon that comes from the tiny island of the same name. You want to make sure you are using Ceylon cinnamon.

In fact, the only true cinnamon is Ceylon cinnamon from Ceylon.

Cassia cinnamon comes from a different plant, the Cassia tree, that grows in parts of China and Asia. The plants are related, however, they offer vastly different health benefits.

Both plants offer heart health, and blood regulating health benefits but where they differ is in their level of coumarins. Cassia cinnamon contains high amounts of coumarins. Coumarins help blood to coagulate.

Ingesting too many coumarins, which are found in Cassia cinnamon, can pose health risks for some people.

Opt for Ceylon cinnamon instead.

Many people don’t know this and they mistakenly ingest large quantities of Cassia cinnamon which contains high amounts of coumarin.

If you use cinnamon often make sure it is from Ceylon.

 How can you tell if it’s Ceylon Cinnamon?

Ceylon cinnamon is lighter in color, and the bark sticks break easily.

If you aren’t able to snap the cinnamon bark in half in one try, you have Cassia cinnamon.

You may have to do a little searching for Ceylon cinnamon. I often order mine online. I’ve found that Whole Foods carries Ceylon cinnamon.

You don’t have shy away completely from Cassia cinnamon. It’s perfectly fine to use it less regularly, for the times when you might use it for baking, or cooking.

Just to be on the safe side, if you intend to use cinnamon daily, stick with Ceylon cinnamon for best results.

Cinnamon + Honey Tea Recipe from Livestrong.com. 


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Comments

  1. Paul Mullins says

    I have started to use the cinnamon and honey to help with a lot of stuff, i also modified it a little by boiling a tea bag or two to start with, it helps with flavor Paul

  2. crystal says

    i wanted to know did any1 who tried this reduced weight??and is it ok if i drink in afternoon and evening rather then night and morning??

    • Mary says

      Hi Crystal, the great thing about this tea is that you can sip it anytime you want. It would be so wonderful if simply sipping Cinnamon would take off extra pounds. Combining cinnamon in your diet along with other weight loss techniques including a low fat diet and exercise would be the best bet to take the weight off.

  3. Mary says

    Hi Mariana, raw organic wild honey, preferably locally sourced, is loaded with health promoting enzymes and other nutrients. It’s best to buy non-pastuerized honey that has been filtered (to make sure no debris from the bees remains in the honey). However, that being said, it is important to buy your honey from a reputable source. Consider the country of origin, and make sure that the honey is not mixed with a variety of sources. Raw honey often turns milky in color and hardens after you’ve had it for a few weeks. Be wary of the silky golden liquid you often see in stores. That honey is often pasteurized with the nutrients heated out of it. Here is a list of where NOT to get your honey: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/11/tests-show-most-store-honey-isnt-honey/#.UimYeRZgvzI

  4. Imran says

    Is it Ok to have it with honey, to control sugar levels? Is Indian cinnamon ok to use regularly? Or we should stitch to Ceylon only? Please guide!

    • Mary says

      Hello Imran! Thanks for your comment. You will have to determine for yourself if honey will be suitable for your specific blood sugar levels. Honey can be a good alternative over white refined sugar to better manage blood sugar levels. If you use honey, make sure you don’t heat the honey so that you preserve its healing benefits (heat destroys them). Cassia cinnamon and Ceylon cinnamon actually come from different plants. They both contribute to potential blood sugar regulation, however Cassia cinnamon contains high levels of coumarins. Studies show that when high levels of coumarins are consumed on a regular basis there are potential health risks in regard to blood anticoagulation. I still use Cassia cinnamon for baking. For regular use I turn to Ceylon cinnamon. Hope this helps!

  5. Shelby says

    Just made a cup of this! I had tried it once before a year or so ago and was not pleased but thought I’d give it another try. Do you need to drink it on an empty stomach?
    Thanks for the great how to! I’m also heading over to watch the meditation video too 😀

    • says

      Hi Shelby! Thanks for your comment. I’m so glad that you gave this warming sip another try. You don’t need to drink it on an empty stomach. I find that for myself the combination of the cinnamon and honey in this tea helps me to feel really comforted. Kind of like after I eat a bowl of oatmeal (my favorite *comfort food*). I am thrilled that you are headed over to the meditation section! Meditation combined with herbal teas is the total self care package so enjoy!

  6. Peter says

    Hi there, we have made a few liters of honey and cinnamon water, which we keep in the fridge, the consistency has changed to a slush jelly liquid, not to pleasant, is this normal ?

    • says

      Hello Peter! Thanks for your message. Well, I’ve not had that situation before with a slushy jelly like consistency. I usually drink it right away. My suspicion is that when you refrigerated the honey it turned to the slush jelly liquid. I imagine that when you bring the drink to room temperature that it will return to normal consistency. I don’t recommend heating the honey, though, because then you lose all it’s healthful benefits. Good luck and please let me know how it turns out!

    • says

      Hello Gladys, I think you should check with your physician just to make sure all is well with daily consuming cinnamon. Herbs are potent so I would recommend checking to make sure there is no contraindication with medications, etc.

  7. Marjee says

    I find the cinnamon does not disolve in the water. Is that the way it behaves? I bought my first Ceylon cinnamon. Made my first cinnamon/honey tea. It was pleasant except for the concentration of cinnamon at the bottom of the cup. I am a fan of teas but had never tried this combo.

    • says

      Hello Marjee! Thanks for your message, and for sharing about your cup of cinnamon and honey tea. That’s wonderful that you’ve been sipping it regularly. Yes, you are right. There is some cinnamon residue at the bottom of the cup. That’s fine, as long as it doesn’t bother you. Even sipping tea, there are often some crushed tea leave residue. Or if you sip hot chocolate, there is often chocolate residue at the bottom of the cup. It’s all good! Thanks again for your message!

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