Extraordinary on their own, both cinnamon and honey are two ingredients that make a powerful flavor combo that health-conscious consumers have embraced in recent times. Ceylon cinnamon (Cinamomum Zylanicum) is a plant indigenous to Sri Lanka and is easily identifiable by its subtle and slightly sweet flavor, distinctive earthy aroma and mild golden-brown color. Traded for centuries, cinnamon is used as a spice in cooking and baking and is more popular for its health benefits. Similarly, bee honey has been used for its sweetening properties as well as medicinal purposes.
Combined they are extremely effective in helping to treat and prevent many ailments.
Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease
Research suggests that both ingredients have the potential to reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, as well as blood pressure levels lowering the risks of heart attacks and strokes. The anti-inflammatory properties of these further reduce the development of heart disease.
Helps to Manage Diabetes
The regular consumption of both cinnamon and honey is beneficial to those with diabetes and assists in managing blood sugar levels.
Rich in Antioxidants
The antioxidants in these ingredients protect our cells from unstable molecules such as free radicals, keeping our bodies healthy and disease free.
Promotes Weight Loss
Drinking honey and cinnamon tea for weight loss is gaining fast popularity across the world. Replacing sugar with honey helps in reducing weight gain. They are also beneficial for our digestive health.
Relieves Coughs and Colds
A concoction of cinnamon powder and honey is said to relieve cough and cold symptoms and its microbial elements prevent further infection.
Know Your Cinnamon
Ceylon cinnamon in comparison to Cassia contains a high nutritional profile, and unlike Cassia, has only trace amounts of coumarin that could be toxic for humans if consumed in larger quantities. Ceylon cinnamon contains less than 250 times the amount of coumarin than Cassia does. The levels are so low that even large quantities of Ceylon cinnamon is safe for regular consumption, and is the reason that the native Ceylon cinnamon is recommended over C assia.
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The Pure Ceylon Cinnamon Brew from Nature’s Rare uses only organic Ceylon cinnamon, with no added caffeine, artificial flavors or preservatives. USDA organic, NON-GMO, Gluten-Free, Kosher and Vegan-friendly, Nature’s Rare use genuine Ceylon cinnamon, and not cinnamon-flavoring that’s commonly found in most teas.
Choosing Bees Honey
While the vast array of brands that market honey may call it natural, the rule of thumb would be to choose one that is labeled as ‘raw’. Filtered and pasteurized honey loses most of its nutritional value which includes natural enzymes and vitamins.
A Daily Dose of Goodness
A warm cup of Nature’s Rare Pure Ceylon Cinnamon Brew teamed with a dash of raw organic honey is the perfect drink to wind down and destress after a long day’s work. Simply add a sachet to a cup of warm water, let it steep for 5 minutes and add honey. We all know that eating nutritious food and exercising regularly is the best way to keep healthy. Enjoying a daily cup of cinnamon and honey tea would certainly assist you in this journey – mind, body and spirit.