The Doctors: Cinnamon & Honey Cure?
Dr. Travis Stork wanted to tackle the issue of medical advice being given on the internet. Dr. Stork wanted to focus his attention on the supposed “cinnamon and honey cure.”
Dr. Rachael Ross said that the average Facebook user knows the amount of “cures” that pop up, but especially with the cinnamon and honey cure, the idea that it can cure everything is absolutely ridiculous.
Dr. Stork joked, “But it came from the Weekly World News. Isn’t everything from The Weekly World News accurate?” Not quite!
The Drs TV: Cinnamon Instead Of Sugar In Coffee
Dr. Ross said The Weekly World News “may have just gotten it a little wrong” because in the real world, if you substitute the sugar in your morning coffee with cinnamon, you can actually increase your metabolism by about 20% because you’re increasing a thermogenic type of burn when it comes to calories, “which is possible when we spice things up.”
Considering I drink at least three cups of coffee each morning, I think I’ll start adding a bit of cinnamon to each mug full. I can only hope to reap the benefits!
Dr. Ross said substituting cinnamon for sugar may help things, but it surely won’t be a magical cure. Dr. Stork explained that cinnamon also helps to stabilize blood sugar levels while honey is full of antioxidants.
The Doctors: Honey Canker Sore Remedy
The cool thing about honey is that some people are even looking at using honey for wounds because of its profile and in another study, honey was used for canker sores.
That study showed that honey could be just as safe and effective for treating canker sores as a topical steroid. People who used honey in the study had fewer days of pain and faster healing. So “keep it in your arsenal” as opposed to those sticky topical ointments.
“Nothing wrong with some cinnamon and honey, just don’t expect miracles,” Dr. Stork said.
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