A Sensational Cinnamon and Lemon Remedy to Try

12 December, 2020
These honey and lemon remedies can be enjoyed both hot and cold, and can even be combined with other ingredients, such as pineapple.

There’s a remedy that, over the years, has had various purposes. It’s just a simple mixture of cinnamon and lemon. Have you ever tried it? Do you know its benefits? Don’t worry, we’ll reveal them to you later.

Nowadays, combining cinnamon and lemon is very common, because it allows the elaboration of a delicious homemade refreshment for the hottest months of the year. Although it’s true that it can also be enjoyed hot, as an infusion.

And why have these two ingredients been chosen in particular? Let’s see below in more detail, as well as other interesting facts.

Cinnamon and lemon, a common mixture

It’s said that a cinnamon and lemon drink is a natural remedy for colds. It can be consumed with a touch of mint and ginger.

According to data from the 5 al día Association, “lemon provides a large amount of vitamin C, and smaller amounts of other vitamins and minerals”. Among the latter, potassium stands out, which is essential to balance your body.

Because of its citric acid content, it’s often been considered to contribute to weight loss. However, there’s no scientific evidence to confirm this.

For its part, the Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN) states that “cinnamon is attributed with carminative properties against colic, gas and other stomach problems. Its antimicrobial action has also been proven, for its high phenol content”.

Additionally, the consumption of cinnamon has been connected to a reduction of sugar, cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Therefore, it’s currently considered a spice with medicinal potential for various issues.

In the popular sphere it’s believed that, together, cinnamon and lemon can provide some benefits to the body. To take advantage of them, it’s said they should be consumed regularly, within moderation and alongside a healthy lifestyle.

Ways to mix cinnamon and lemon

Here are some options for you to enjoy the cinnamon and lemon mixture. Keep in mind that you should always maintain moderation and that you should inform yourself about the side effects of cinnamon before consuming it.

1. Cinnamon and lemon hydrating infusion

With a bit of cinnamon and lemon, you can prepare a delicious refreshment for the hottest months of the year. Here is the recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 glass of water
  • 5 tbsp. of lemon juice
  • Optional: honey, ice, mint

Directions

  • Heat the water and, once it comes to a boil, add the cinnamon and the honey
  • Allow it to steep for 15 minutes, then let it sit for another 10
  • Then, strain and serve in your favorite mug
  • Next, add the lemon juice
  • Finally, drink in moderation

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2. Lose weight with cinnamon and lemon

A glass with some mint and lemon water.
You can add mint leaves to your cinnamon and lemon drink and the result is delicious.

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 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 c. of water
  • 5 tbsp. of lemon juice
  • Optional: 1 orange slice, ice

Preparation

  • Follow the same instructions as in the last recipe
  • Finally, drink 20 minutes after eating or as part of a snack

3. Cinnamon and lemon for healthy skin

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

  • The juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 glass of lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp. of powdered cinnamon

Preparation

  • Firstly, 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 into a pan and bring to the boil
    • When it comes to the boil, turn down the heat and add the cinnamon stick
    • Then, 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.

Read more: Nine Benefits of Drinking Warm Water and Lemon Juice

4. A drink against colds

A glass of lemon and orange water.

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
  • 5 tbsp. of lemon juice
  • Optional: 1 tsp. of honey

Preparation

  • Firstly, squeeze the orange and the lemon to obtain the juice
  • Then, place the cinnamon stick in a small amount of water and simmer
  • Once it’s 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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