Cinnamon and Lemon: A Sensational Remedy to Discover

30 December, 2019
These honey and lemon remedies can be enjoyed both hot and cold, and can even be combined with other ingredients, such as pineapple.

Combining cinnamon and lemon to create a delicious and aromatic drink can have many benefits for your health, as long as you make sure to drink it in moderation, and as part of a healthy lifestyle.

According to popular belief, a cinnamon infusions are considered a natural remedy against colds, and can also help promote weight-loss.

In this next section, we’ll take a look at some of its different uses.

1. Cinnamon and lemon hydrating infusion

Cinnamon sticks and sliced lemon

This delicious, aromatic cinnamon and lemon drink is the perfect way to help keep you hydrated.

Ingredients

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 glass of water (250 ml).
  • 5 tablespoons of lemon juice (50 ml)
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon of honey (7.5 g)

Directions

  • Heat the water and, once it comes to the boil, add the cinnamon and the honey.
  • Allow it to steep for 15 minutes, then let it sit for another 10.
  • Strain and serve in your favorite mug.
  • Next, add the 5 tablespoons of lemon juice.
  • Drink in moderation.

2. Lose weight with cinnamon and lemon

As well as helping to keep you hydrated, this drink could also help you lose weight. How? Simple. By giving you a healthy homemade substitute for soda and sugary drinks, which you can easily prepare at home in minutes.

However, it’s very important to avoid adding sugar and other sweeteners, to make sure you don’t go over your daily sugar allowance, as recommended by the World Health Organization.

This drink won’t help you to lose weight in of itself, so it’s important to make it part of a healthy, active lifestyle.

Keep in mind that we wouldn’t recommend drinking more than one or two cups a day, as cinnamon can have some side effects. To make this drink, you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup of water (250ml)
  • 5 tablespoons of lemon juice (50ml)
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon of honey (7.5g), and a slice of orange.

Preparation

  • Follow the same instructions as in the last recipe.
  • Drink 20 minutes after eating or as part of a snack.

3. Cinnamon and lemon for healthy skin

Girl with acne

Although it’s not scientifically proven, according to popular belief, this drink could be beneficial for your skin.

Many believe that because cinnamon has antibacterial properties, it could be useful for treating acne. However, further research is still needed.

Ingredients

  • 1 glass of lukewarm water (250 ml).
  • The juice from 1 lemon.
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon (5 g).

Preparation

  • Add the powdered cinnamon to the glass of lukewarm water and stir with a spoon to combine. Finally, add the lemon juice and continue stirring. Drink cold.

The powdered cinnamon can be substituted with cinnamon sticks, but in this case, you’ll need to follow the instructions as follows:

  • Pour the water in a pan and bring to the boil.
  • When it comes to the boil, turn down the heat and add the cinnamon stick.
  • Cover and leave to simmer for a few minutes.
  • Take off the heat and allow the mixture to cool.
  • Once lukewarm, add the lemon juice and stir with a spoon to combine all the ingredients.
  • Drink immediately or leave in the fridge for later.

4. Cinnamon and lemon to combat colds

Cinnamon, lemon, honey

While consuming food and drink that contains vitamin C doesn’t guarantee total protection and against cold-causing bacteria, it can be beneficial for your general health.

If you’ve got a bad cold, this comforting drink should help keep you hydrated.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup of orange juice (250ml)
  • 5 tablespoons of lemon juice (50ml)
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon of honey (7.5g)

Preparation

  • Squeeze the orange and the lemon to obtain the juice.
  • Place the cinnamon stick in a small amount of water and simmer.
  • Once its ready, mix the cinnamon with the rest of the ingredients and stir with a spoon.

Some final advice

As you can see, these remedies are really easy to prepare at home, and can serve as a great complement to your healthy lifestyle.

If you’re ever worried or in any doubt about your health, be sure to consult with your doctor. They’ll be able to prescribe the best course of treatment for your individual case, and make sure your body gets what it needs.

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