“Something that I talk about in my Culinary Alchemy programs is the intersection of physical, emotional, and spiritual health, “says Serena Poon, founder of Culinary Alchemy.
“In my experience, true optimal health cannot happen unless it is within this holistic purview,” she says. You cannot simply chug some and expect it to work miracles. Poon recommends integrating it into a holistic lifestyle that includes eating wholesome foods, getting rest, balancing hormones, exercising, and taking care of your mental and physical health.
What are the benefits of cinnamon water?
Adding cinnamon to your water is not only hydrating and delicious, but it can also supply an array of health benefits such as: delivering antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer properties, supporting heart health, lowering cholesterol, and potentially aiding in weight loss. Even though cinnamon could boost your metabolism, don’t count on it as a replacement for proper weight loss management protocols.
Who shouldn’t drink it?
In high doses cinnamon can be toxic for the liver, so people who have liver disease may want to use caution. Like many things, there is little research on the effects of cinnamon on pregnant women, so these women may want to avoid this beverage. If you are on medication or living with a diagnosed condition, it’s a good idea to check with your doctor first.
When is the best time to drink it?
Many people believe that drinking cinnamon water at night can help you lose weight. Others point to the Ayurvedic principal of drinking warm water first thing in the morning to encourage digestion. You can try either timing to see which suits you better.
How do you make it?
It’s super easy to make cinnamon water. The only ingredients you need are a fresh stick of cinnamon and some water. Boil a bit of water and then cool to a simmer. Drop in the cinnamon stick and let it simmer until the water turns a deep brown, up to 10 minutes. Take the liquid off the stove, remove the cinnamon stick, and let it cool. Then, enjoy it!
That’s it for now; see you all the next time.