Cinnamon Tea and Its Benefits for health
Whether or not you take your coffee with cream and sugar, milk and honey or with nothing at all, cinnamon tea is a simple, healthful beverage that many enjoy. Cinnamon tea has a sweet, spicy flavor as well as significant health benefits.
Boil 2-3 pieces of dried bark of cinnamon for 3-4 minutes in 3 cups of water. Then add the infusion to a tea pot contain green leaves used after 1-2 minutes.
It has a pleasing fragrance and a warm, sweet and aromatic taste. It contains carbohydrates, fats, proteins, fibers, calcium, phosphorous, iron, sodium, potassium, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin essential oil, vitamin A&C.Its calorific value is 355.
- Relieves flatulence and lower abdominal pain
- Prevents nervous tension, improves complexion and memory
- Effective in common cold, asthma, headache and bad breath.
Cinnamon and Cholesterol: One research study published in the September 2013 issue of “Annals of Family Medicine” concluded that consuming cinnamon in a dose from 120 milligrams to 6 grams per day was associated with reduced levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, along with higher levels of the good cholesterol, HDL. This study reviewed previously published, randomized controlled trials that studied cinnamon’s effect on glycemia and lipid levels.
- People with Type II diabetes (a condition that occurs when the body fails to respond normally to an increase in insulin, generating high levels of blood sugar) stand to benefit the most from cinnamon. One cup of this tea can help stabilize blood sugar levels.Vitamin B1 stimulates insulin receptors and inhibits the enzyme that activates them. That increases the body’s ability to process glucose. In this case it’s best to drink cinnamon tea while fasting and after meals.
- The same qualities that make cinnamon tea a good choice for diabetics also make it useful for weight loss. When you eat more than your body needs, the pancreas overcompensates to produce more insulin. That extra insulin tells your body there’s a lot more energy available for it. But once your energy needs are met, the insulin stores all the extra glucose, or sugars, in your body for use later.