Many people have experienced that taking honey with cinnamon powder and warm water helps lose weight. A honey and warm water mixture helps flush out the toxins from the body. You can spread honey on bread instead of jam, which is laden with preservatives and additives. Honey can be swapped with table sugar in coffee, tea, and juices.
Here is a simple honey, cinnamon, and lemon tea recipe which will help with weight loss.
- 1½ cups of water
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Bring water to a boil. In another bowl mix the honey, cinnamon powder, and lemon juice.
Pour the water to the honey mixture. Stir and serve.
In conclusion, honey isn’t fattening when it is consumed in moderation with low-GI foods. In fact, it may help lose weight while combating sweet cravings and boosting metabolism. However, more research is needed with respect to other ways honey may be beneficial for our health.
Honey provides innumerable other health benefits—it boosts immunity, relieves cough and colds, induces sleep, heals wounds, and more. It has been hailed as a superfood for ages, and is mentioned in virtually all major religious scriptures. So, unless you are diabetic, you can include at least a tablespoon of honey in your diet. You can have it with warm water and lemon juice in the morning, spread on toast, or add it to coffee. If you are diabetic, you can have honey after consulting your doctor.
Honey and Weight Loss Studies
In a study published in Nutrition Research, the effect of honey and sugar on obesity in rats was compared. It was found that the rats who were fed honey ate less during the day compared to the ones who were fed sugar. They also gained less weight and body fat compared to the sugar-fed rats.
Another study published in The Scientific World Journal says that honey helps in better weight loss compared to sugar. Moreover, another study published in The Journal of the American College of Nutrition compared the effect of sugar and honey in healthy women, and found that honey had less effect on blood sugar than regular table sugar.