Here is a recipe for a delicious natural drink that has a lot of health benefits. The combination of vanilla, honey, cinnamon and milk in this natural drink can serve as a medicine for numerous diseases and it can help you to relax and get better sleep.
Read on to learn about the health benefits of this drink and about its four ingredients.
Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices which I use regularly to flavor food and I absolutely love its sweet scent.
Cinnamon has been consumed since 2000 BC in Ancient Egypt, where it was very highly prized. In medieval times doctors used cinnamon to treat conditions such as coughing, arthritis and sore throats. Modern research indicates that this spice may have some very beneficial properties. When you buy cinnamon, opt for Ceylon cinnamon which is the best.
Here are a few of the health benefits of cinnamon:
Control Diabetes – Cinnamon helps the body respond to insulin more effectively, which encourages healthy blood sugar levels. Cinnamon is one of the 14 best foods to control diabetes which I wrote about in the past.
Fight Yeast Infections – Studied have shown that cinnamon can prevent yeast infection from developing even when it became resistant to medication. Cinnamon oil is the most common way for people to get the best results for this issue.
Powerful Antioxidant – Cinnamon is a very powerful an antioxidant and when compared to six other antioxidant spices (anise, ginger, licorice, mint, nutmeg and vanilla), cinnamon prevented oxidation more effectively than all the other spices (except mint).
Anti Bacterial and Anti Fungal – When used in oil form, cinnamon has potent anti-bacterial properties and it is a great way to disinfect things in your home when mixed with water. It is also commonly used to fight stubborn fungal infections like athletes foot.
Other Health Benefits – Cinnamon can be used to:
- Help digestion
- Reduce pain
- Reduce weight – it is used in my weight loss drink consisting of 2 ingredients.
- Prevent blood clotting
For more detailed information about cinnamon and how to select the best cinnamon, read my post on how to use cinnamon as a medicine for great health.
The vanilla bean plant grows in Mexico, the Caribbean and South America. Natives indigenous to the region understood the special qualities of vanilla for many centuries. When the Europeans arrived, they soon discovered the amazing plant, its medicinal uses and how to use it with food and beverages.
Vanilla was used for centuries to help heal wounds. It can also be used to relieve mild anxiety, and many anecdotal tales from as far back as the Aztecs purport the bean is a powerful male aphrodisiac and also assists with weight loss.
Here are some of its other health benefits:
Antioxidant Activity – Natural vanilla extract contains numerous antioxidants, including vanillic acid and vanillin. Antioxidants protect your body from damage from harmful components, such as free radicals and toxins.
Powerful Anti-Inflammatory – An animal study published in a 2011 issue of the “European Journal of Pharmacology” found that treating with vanillin led to lower overall inflammation in animals. However, it’s not yet known if it has the same benefits for people.
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