BENEFITS OF CINNAMON TEA
WRITTEN BY: MEG
EDITED BY: ABIGAIL FEWEL, MS, RD, LDN
A cup of tea made from the inner bark of the cinnamon tree can make a delicious and healthy beverage. But, what makes it so healthy? Well, glad you asked. Here are the benefits of cinnamon tea
it has antioxidant
Like with other natural teas, cinnamon tea is packed with antioxidants. These compounds are best known for their ability to fight off inflammation and free radicals.
Cinnamon has been shown to increase the levels of HDL. High levels of HDL is protective against clogged arteries, heart diseases, and even heart failure.
It improves heart health
Cinnamon tea has been shown to act in a similar way to insulin. It can effectively lower blood sugar levels and insulin resistance.
It may reduce blood sugar
IT FIGHTS BACTERIA
Cinnamon has been shown to prevent the growth of bacteria. Its antibacterial properties may also improve bad breath and stop tooth decay.
A study shows that women who were given about a teaspoon of cinnamon each day for the first three days of their periods experienced lower pain intensity.
It may reduce menstrual cramps and PMS
Cinnamon tea promotes the growth of collagen, proteins that are responsible for maintaining skin’s elasticity
It promotes collagen growth
IT MAY HELP BRAIN FUNCTIONS
Preliminary studies suggest that cinnamon may have the power to protect brain cells from conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
BUT CINNAMON TEA CAN ALSO HAVE SIDE EFFECTS
High levels of coumarin have been linked with liver toxicity and eventual liver damage. If your blood sugar levels are already normal level, too much cinnamon may further lower it leading to hypoglycemia
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