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

properties

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. An increased HDL level 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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