If you are trying to find a natural way to boost your metabolism, we have the perfect solution for you. Prepare the magic calorie-free detox drink and enjoy its benefits. Cinnamon and Apples are a natural metabolism booster and this will be a great drink to help you detoxify! Oh also did you know eating one apple is like having one cup of coffee so this drink gives you tons of energy also!
Apple Cinnamon Water:
* 1 Apple thinly sliced, (organic)
* 1 Cinnamon Stick
Place apple slices in a pitcher, add cinnamon sticks
* Cover with ice about 1/2 way up then add filtered or spring water (fluoride-free). Makes one large pitcher, re-fill water 3-4 times before replacing apples and cinnamon.
But while you’re here, if you’re interested, we put some health benefits of apples and cinnamon below. It’s some very educational information if you have the time we do suggest having a read below:
Apples are great for many reasons, fiber found in apples can help beat diarrhea and constipation . Fiber can either pull water out of your colon to keep things moving along when you’re backed up, or absorb excess water from your stool to slow your bowels down. Apples are also one of the best ways to detox your liver! Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin. Recent studies have found that quercetin can help boost and fortify your immune system, especially when you’re stressed out.
And what about Cinnamon? Cinnamon has been consumed since 2000 BC in Ancient Egypt, where it was very highly prized (almost considered to be a panacea). In medieval times doctors used cinnamon to treat conditions such as coughing, arthritis and sore throats. But also, modern research indicates that this spice may have some very beneficial properties.
Health benefits of cinnamon:
- According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Cinnamon is used to help treat muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhea, infections, the common cold, loss of appetite, and erectile dysfunction (ED).
- Cinnamon may lower blood sugar in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, according to Diabetes UK.1 However high quality research supporting the claim remains scarce.
- Fungal infections – according to the National Institutes of Health, cinnamaldehyde – a chemical found in Cassia cinnamon – can help fight against bacterial and fungal infections.
- Diabetes – cinnamon may help improve glucose and lipids levels in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in Diabetics Care.
- The study authors concluded that consuming up to 6 grams of cinnamon per day “reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes.” and that “the inclusion of cinnamon in the diet of people with type 2 diabetes will reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.”
- In addition, a certain cinnamon extract can reduce fasting blood sugar levels in patients, researchers reported in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation.
- Alzheimer’s disease – Tel Aviv University researchers discovered that cinnamon may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. According to Prof. Michael Ovadia, of the Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University, an extract found in cinnamon bark, called CEppt, contains properties that can inhibit the development of the disease.
- HIV – a study of Indian medicinal plants revealed that cinnamon may potentially be effective against HIV. According to the study authors, “the most effective extracts against HIV-1 and HIV-2 are respectively Cinnamomum cassia (bark) and Cardiospermum helicacabum (shoot + fruit).”
- Multiple Sclerosis – cinnamon may help stop the destructive process of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a neurological scientist at Rush University Medical Center. Cinnamon could help eliminate the need to take some expensive and unpleasant drugs.
- Lower the negative effects of high fat meals – Penn State researchers revealed that diets rich in cinnamon can help reduce the body’s negative responses to eating high-fat meals.