Can You Use Honey and Cinnamon for Weight Loss?

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Honey and cinnamon are beneficial for a healthy diet during weight loss. Honey provides energy and contains vitamins C and B6, potassium and iron. Cinnamon helps regulate blood glucose levels. When the body has high blood glucose, weight gain is more likely.

Cinnamon has been used medicinally since 2000 B.C. In ancient Egypt, it was used in medicinal treatments. It helps maintain cardiovascular health. Eating 2 teaspoons of cinnamon per day can lower total cholesterol up to 26 percent. It also thins blood, preventing clotting. Although it is very healthy, doctors do not recommend consuming excessive amounts of cinnamon; too much can be toxic.