The Magic Mixture

Cinnamon & Honey The Magic Mixture

Suffering from a cold or feel tired all the time?  I found an article online that I thought you all would enjoy and benefit from.  See below for many benefits of consuming honey and cinnamon together

Cancer

Honey and cinnamon can help in treating stomach cancer. Patients suffering from this type of cancer should eat a spoonful of honey with a spoon cinnamon powder daily in next three months.

Arthritis

Add two tablespoons of honey and one tablespoon of cinnamon in warm water. If you drink this mixture regularly you can cure chronic arthritis. You will relieve pain after only 2 weeks use.

Problems with Digestion

Eat cinnamon powder mixed with two tablespoons of honey before meal. That way your body will be able to digest and heaviest meal.

Heart Disease

Make a mixture of honey and cinnamon and spread on bread. This meal can be eaten as breakfast every day. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and prevents heart attack. Regular use reduces air loss and strengthens the heart. The combination of honey and cinnamon also has a revitalizing effect on blood vessels.

Bladder Infections

Mix two tablespoons of cinnamon and one tablespoon of honey in warm water. Drink from this mixture several times a week. It destroys the bacteria in the bladder.

Cholesterol

Mix two tablespoons of honey and three tablespoons of cinnamon in 0.150 gal of water. This mixture will reduce the amount of fat in the blood.

Fatigue

Mix half a teaspoon of honey and half teaspoon cinnamon in a glass of water. Drink in the afternoon when most feel tired. Daily consumption of this beverage would increase vitality within a week.

Toothache

Make a mixture of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey. Put it on the tooth that hurts. This may be applied 3 times a day.

Colds

Eat one tablespoon of honey with ¼ tablespoon of cinnamon once a day for three days in a row. This will get rid of coughing, sneezing and constant pain in the sinuses.

Skin Infection  

Mix honey and cinnamon, put the mixture on the skin where the infection has spread, keep the mixture on the skin for about 30 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

– See more at: http://www.healthyfoodstar.com/cinnamon-honey-the-magic-mixture/#sthash.np4jfksl.dpuf

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Visions of Apples Dancing in my Head

I’m sitting here at work dreaming of an Apple Cider from Tim Hortons. OR call me crazy, the Caramel Apple Spice from Starbucks.  I think because it’s a cool autumn like day, I just feel like snuggling up on my couch at home with a hot beverage. But then when I start thinking about the nutritional value of the drinks I am craving, I have to reconsider.  Lets take a look at the nutritional content of my Grande Caramel Apple Spice WITHOUT Whipped Topping:

Caramel Apple Spice
Calories 280
Total Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 20mg
Total Carbohydrate 70g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 65g
Protein 0g

So, if you are a calorie counter (which I am) I could easily sacrifice 280 calories for that.  However, I’m unsure if I want to ingest 65 grams of sugar.  As good as it sounds, I think I will have to pass.. unfortunately.

What are you favourite Autumn drinks?  I know the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is a favourite – by the way, I tried it a year ago to find out what all the hype was about.. it was absolutely disgusting!  Lets take a look at some of our favourite Autumn/Winter drinks.  NOT to judge those who drink these drinks, or bash any of these companies; I’m simply just enabling you to be aware of your choices.

Starbucks Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte:

Pumpkin Spice Latte
Calories 380, Calories from Fat 120
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 240mg
Total Carbohydrate 52g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 49g
Protein 14g

Tim Hortons Medium Chocolate Latte

 

 

Calories 230
Fat 7g
Protein 9g
Carbs 32g
Fibre 0g
Sugar 30g

 

 

Tim Hortons French Vanilla:

 

Calories 310
Fat 10g
Protein 5g
Carbs 52g
Fibre 2g
Sugar 40g

 

 

 

Starbucks Grande Cinnamon Dolce Latte:

Cinnamon Dolce Latte

 

Calories 330, Calories from Fat 120
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 140mg
Total Carbohydrate 42g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 40g
Protein 12g

 

These are just a few of many of our Autumn favourite drinks!! I’m not saying not to have them – I just want to stress the importance of moderation!  I know at Starbucks you can also order the “skinny” versions of most drinks and enjoy your favourite drink, minus all the added sugar.