Cinnamon contains phytonutrients, active compounds naturally found in plants. Traditionally, cinnamon has been helpful in treating gastrointestinal problems, especially diarrhea and nausea. This spice is an excellent source of nutrients such as manganese, calcium, iron, and disease-fighting antioxidants.
Pure honey, especially local varieties, can be a healthy and less-refined alternative to added sugars. Naturally sweet, honey contains small amounts of vitamins, zinc and selenium. While honey can certainly be healthy to include in recipes, amounts still matter.
New research examines how honey may improve immune status, demonstrate anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, and may help to reduce treatment side effects like mouth sores in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Nevertheless, more research is needed to definitively understand the role cinnamon and honey may play in cancer prevention, survivorship or treatment related symptom management.