The 4 Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon for Weight Loss, Insulin Sensitivity & More (+Recipes)


Nagina Abdullah


February 16, 2018


What are the benefits of honey and cinnamon for weight loss? And what are the specific health benefits?

Today, you learn all about why (and how) you should use honey and cinnamon every day. Read on!

Want a secret honey and cinncamon recipe that helps you lose weight? Get this Sweet Spice Cheat Sheet with my Fire Tea with honey, cinnamon and ginger (it helps melt your pounds away).

Are honey and cinnamon really that good for you?

You’re not imagining things. When you sink into your couch with a warm mug of sweet honey cinnamon tea, you really can feel the moment your body and mind unwind and let go of the day.

If you haven’t made this naturally sweet treat a part of your evening routine yet, I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s an indulgent, but healthy way to relax and get ready for deep, renewing sleep.

The benefits of honey and cinnamon aren’t a new trend, either. In fact, they’re ancient wisdom going back thousands of years.

Did you know that honey and cinnamon recipes have been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for generations?

It’s true, and now, science is finally catching up!

Can you really use honey and cinnamon for weight loss? You bet. But you may not know of all the other health benefits.

You see, lots of scientific studies are revealing what ancient cultures have already been putting into practice.

Honey and cinnamon are not only soothing and sumptuous, but also used to stabilize blood sugar, reduce heart disease risk, fight cancer and improve the skin.


The sweet and mildly spicy flavors taste like heaven together!

The thing is:

The benefits of honey and cinnamon got a lot of buzz when someone published an article in the 90’s claiming it was basically a cure-all.

People are (rightly) skeptical of anything that claims to fix everything. There’s still research to do so we can verify some of the benefits of honey and cinnamon, we do already know a lot of them are valid.

After all, it simply makes sense. Both honey and cinnamon have SO many healthy benefits for our bodies on their own.

When we combine them, we get more than double the benefits because they work together. They’re stronger together than alone and form a superfood.

Here’s a breakdown of some top well-researched benefits of honey and cinnamon.

Want to get a secret honey and cinnamon recipe that helps you lose weight? Get this Sweet Spice Cheat Sheet with my Fire Tea with honey, cinnamon and ginger (it helps melt your pounds away).

Benefits of honey and cinnamon: Does cinnamon lower blood sugar?

Cinnamon reduces blood sugar levels and increases insulin sensitivity. It might help prevent diabetes altogether, and support diabetics in managing their blood sugar levels.

While honey still contains sugar (quick-burning carbs), studies show that it doesn’t affect blood sugar levels as much as regular sugar.

Of course, the key is also to combine a small amount of honey with cinnamon.

This way the cinnamon can work to keep your blood sugar levels steadier than if you ate honey alone, although more research is needed to prove this.

Is honey and cinnamon good for your heart?

Honey has the power to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides AND increases the good cholesterol (HDL).

Cinnamon may reduce blood pressure levels. And the antioxidants in both honey and cinnamon help improve blood flow and prevent blood clots. That can lower your risk of heart attack and stroke.

Lastly, both are highly anti-inflammatory.

And look:

Inflammation over a long period of time is a major contributor to the development of heart disease. So anything you can do to bring inflammation down relieves pressure on your heart.

And of course cinnamon has been found to actually burn up fat cells!

The less fat on your body and more fit you are, the better you feel.

When you’re confident and comfortable, you tend to  get out and do more active things for fun. Hiking and other physical exercise is great for your heart, too.

Can the benefits of honey and cinnamon aid in cancer mediation?

Free radicals can cause cancer cells to form in the body. We now know that one of the best ways to combat this is by getting regular doses of antioxidants. Antioxidants obliterate cancer-causing free radicals.

One of the best benefits of One of the best benefits of honey and cinnamon is that they’re both full of antioxidants. There are some studies showing that they might help prevent cancer.

However, there isn’t enough research to confirm these benefits.

For more on the benefits of honey and cinnamon, as well as other spices and herbs, check these out!

  1. Belly Fat Busters! 5 Mouth-Watering Belly Fat-Burning Foods
  2. Cinnamon Tea to Reshape Your Body
  3. Tea for Weight Loss (Coming soon)

Cinnamon and honey benefits for skin

Honey and cinnamon both have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. There is some research to back up their benefits for the skin. Honey and cinnamon can cleanse your skin and remove impurities to relieve acne, burns or minor cuts. It even fights free radicals to possibly reduce age spots!

Healthline says that while more research is needed on honey and cinnamon as a treatment for acne, it really works for some people! They provide a simple recipe for a honey and cinnamon mask from beauty blogger and vlogger Michelle Phan.

Honey and Cinnamon Glowy Skin Mask

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 persona


  • 3 tablespoons honey (preferably raw)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon (preferably Ceylon)


  • Mix together the two ingredients.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Make sure it’s not too hot, and then paint the mixture on your face.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse off and pat your face dry with a clean towel


Or you could just mix a very small amount of honey and cinnamon and use as a spot treatment.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Get the exact measurements for cinnamon and honey in my Fire Tea recipe in this Sweet Spice Cheat Sheet.

Does honey and cinnamon taste good together?

You bet it does! Adding honey and cinnamon to your diet is a healthy habit to get excited about, and also tastes great. It’s one of nature’s gifts of sweet, natural nourishment. We get to enjoy something tantalizing, and it feeds and balances essential systems in our bodies.

Here are more healthy flavorful recipes and ideas featuring spices with health benefits.

  1. Tea for Weight Loss (Coming soon)
  2. Turmeric Tea Recipe: Golden Anti-inflammatory Elixir to Relax
  3. Ginger Tea Recipe to Kick a Cold and Turn Your Digestion up a Notch 

Get the recipe for sweet, spicy Fire Tea with the benefits of honey, cinnamon and ginger (+ 5 more ideas to add more cinnamon to your life every day) in this Sweet Spice Cheat Sheet.

NOTE: Some people have allergic reactions to honey or cinnamon. Of course, if you’re allergic to either honey or cinnamon, don’t consume it or put it on your skin. But they’re both perfectly safe for many people.

Over to you!

Have you heard about the incredible benefits of honey and cinnamon as a combination? What are some ways you want to start using more of this super combo?

Let me know in the comments below.

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Nagina Sethi Abdullah, BA, MBA

Nagina Abdullah is a health coach for middle-aged women and professionals. She coaches women to boost their metabolism naturally, shed pounds and keep them off. Her work with weight loss clients led to the creation of Masala Body, an online weight loss platform that provides an easy and accessible system that helps women sustainably lose weight. She has helped over 1200 women successfully lose from 10-80 lbs and create a sustainable lifestyle change. Nagina earned her degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley.

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  1. Julia Gullion says

    I will try drink the cinnamon and honey

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