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The Benefits of Combining Honey Cinnamon and Turmeric

Honey Cinnamon and Turmerci

Honey Cinnamon and Turmerci

Honey Cinnamon and Turmeric

Recently I was reading an article about a university study in the UK about Parkinsons disease; they had been looking at the benefits of using cinnamon to reduce the shaking effect on people with this debilitating disease. No, I don’t have Parkinsons, but I have inherited shaky hands from my mother’s side of the family.
With that in mind, I went out and bought a cinnamon supplement but was a bit taken aback at the price of nearly a dollar per capsule.

Combining for Taste
I used the month’s supply and in the first week my hands had become steadier. I encouraged my elderly Mother to try cinnamon but unfortunately, it had little effect on her shakiness.
After my month’s supply was used up I didn’t buy any more and, within a few weeks, the shakiness started to return. The cost was a put off but I knew I needed to be back on them and then someone mentioned taking it with honey. Since I also wanted to take turmeric supplement, I decided to combine it with the cinnamon and honey and use it as a spread on toast or crumpets. I have to tell you I love the taste, for me the benefits of combining honey cinnamon and turmeric works perfectly .

Turmeric and cinnamon, like many other herbs and spices, do have side effects. For instance, pregnant and lactating mothers should avoid taking them as a supplement as it may harm the child. Diabetics should first check with their health professional.



The Power of Herbs

The benefits of turmeric have long been known and yet many are not proven by medical researchers. I guess the big pharmaceutical companies that fund these researchers don’t need to prove a product that they have no control over, since turmeric and cinnamon are freely available in the supermarkets.

Turmeric has been used in India and South Asia for hundreds of years. As well as using it in their cuisine to create color and flavor, it is also used as an antioxidant; helps to get rid of  free radicals that cause so many health problems; helps flush toxins out of the body and some researchers say it helps to stop the occurrence of cancer and it contains anti-inflammatory abilities, which help many health issues like arthritis, tissue sprains and healing open wounds.
These benefits make it well worthwhile including turmeric in this spread.

Read this article from the Huffington Post talking about the latest research on turmeric.

Cinnamon has long been an additive to enhance sweetness; helps lower LDL cholesterol and blood sugar levels; is considered to have  anti-clotting  properties and may help with brain development.

Tip: When buying cinnamon, look for Ceylonese cinnamon, it’s considered healthier than the cinnamon from China or Asia.

For more information on Cinnamon click HERE

My recipe

The mix I make suits me, you may need to adjust the amounts. My recipe uses liquid honey, Ceylon cinnamon and Turmeric – 2 tbsp of honey to 2 tsp of cinnamon to 1 tsp of turmeric. Mix together and store in a jar. Should keep for several weeks in your pantry, no need to for refrigeration.

I have found this combination of  honey, cinnamon and turmeric beneficial to my well being. It’s an easy and inexpensive way of of taking these spices and I write only what I really believe in.

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As with many foods, excessive amounts can be harmful so always take in moderation and if you have any related health issues or concerns, check with your professional first.

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Got the travelling bug

Doing the things you want. This year My wife and I made up our minds that we wanted to travel to several countries. This is a record of our on going trip from New Zealand to Europe and beyond.

First port of call

Hong Kong, population 6.8million, Gateway to China.

Arrived in the early morning of 2nd April, 2012.

Stayed at the Kowloon Hotel. The room was small, even after a requested upgrade but extremely comfortable. The upgrade included an excellent breakfast plus a private lounge with free coffee all day and afternoon tea from 4.00-6.00pm followed by happy hour from 6.00-8.00pm with nibbles and free wine.

On the first day I was caught by a tailor’s spotter who lured me into the tailor’s shop, where I ended up purchasing six custm made shirts and a pair of jeans. I paid a 50% deposit and then the owner came in and measured me for the clothing items. I was then asked to come back later that day to check the measurement for the jeans, at which time minor adjustments were made and I was told the garments would be ready for me to collect the following day. That was a turn around of approx. 28 hours from start t finish. Pretty great service, I thought and the workmanship, first class. If you’re in Hong Kong I highly recommend this tailor. You will find him at Shop 22b G/F Hankow Centre, 5-15 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong kong. (MTR Exit L1.) Find out more about Imperial Bespoke Tailors at www.ibtailors.com or email them on info@ibtailors.com Tel (852)2111-19
Be aware that prices are always negotiable in Hong Kong and have fun and enjoy.

Hong Kong is a thriving modern city of immense wealth and one of the leading banking and commercial centres of the world as well as a major tourist destination. If you like shopping, Hong Kong is the place to visit. You will find the finest, most beautiful jewellery, watches, handbags and accessories and, if you enjoy Asian foods, Hong Kong offers some of the world’s best eating places. You do however take a health risk if you choose to sample the street stall foods. The locals are used to the food but inexperienced visitors can experience stomach upsets which will no doubt ruin your holiday. The same applies to drinking water so drink only bottled water.

One of Hong Kong’s tallest buildings, can you see the window cleaners ?

Street markets on Hong Kong Island

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