Cinnamon is a common delicious spice and it’s said that is an important ingredient for lowering blood sugar. According to research and new modern science, cinnamon is highly beneficial for overall health as well.
And this is something that people knew for centuries. But there are more health benefits of cinnamon than we know about.
Here are Some of the Benefits Cinnamon has:
- It can lower cholesterol levels,
- Improve blood glucose,
- Lower oxidative stress,
- I can improve insulin sensitivity,
- Reduce inflammation.
Therefore it is important to use cinnamon on a daily basis and include it in our diet. There are many recipes in which we can add cinnamon, like tea, desserts, and smoothies. Here are some instructions we can follow to make the best cinnamon tea.
Furthermore, cinnamon tea is a respected medicinal herb for treating cramps, colds, and indigestion, and also for improving circulation, vitality, and energy. Cinnamon tea can be a powerful antioxidant with antibacterial and antiviral properties.
As such, it is ideal for those with type 2 diabetes. Plus, it’s said it can help with cholesterol and inflammation.
Cinnamon Tea Recipe
- 1 cinnamon stick,
- 3 cups of water,
- liquid stevia extract (optional).
Add water to a pot and break the cinnamon stick inside the pot. When the water starts to boil, set the heat to low and let it simmer for 20 minutes. The tea is now ready! Easy, right?
Because the cinnamon sticks already taste sweet, there is no need to add more sugar. Plus, cinnamon has natural sweet flavors that can give all the sweetness needed.
However, if want to add more sweetness to the drink, liquid stevia extract will do.
Moreover, there is a way to keep the tea warm or add one more cup to the pot. Leave the cinnamon to soak in the water and add a little water at a time. After using all the water, let it simmer for 5 minutes to drink it later.
Keep doing this until have used up the entire cinnamon stick.
1. Dandelion Latte with Cinnamon Chai
- One cinnamon stick,
- ½ inch piece of fresh ginger, thinly sliced,
- 3-4 cardamom pods, crushed,
- Two roasted dandelion root tea bags,
- Coconut milk,
- 5 cups of water,
- Half a teaspoon of whole cloves.
Bring the water to a boil together with the ingredients and let it simmer on low for 10-20 minutes. Add the coconut milk or regular milk to the pan if want the latte not to have a strong effect. If the latte gets cold before being consumed, we can always reheat it on low heat.
2. Cinnamon Tea with Ginger and Lemon
- Half a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger,
- ½ small squeezed lemon,
- Liquid stevia extract.
Prepare this tea the same way as the cinnamon tea. It can be good for treating the flu, and colds, and boosting our metabolism.
3. Tea with Cinnamon and Ceylon
- ½ stick cinnamon,
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon.
Follow the same method when preparing any other tea. Add the ingredients to the water with a regular tea bag. When the tea is ready, spice things up by adding some ground cinnamon to the cup.
4. Green Tea with Cinnamon and Turmeric
- Green tea bag,
- ½ cinnamon stick,
- Pinch of ground turmeric.
Boil the water, add the teabag with the ingredients in the cup, and drink it. Plus, the same ingredients can be used four or five times.
5. Pure Cinnamon Tea
Follow the same instructions as the ones mentioned above for making the typical cinnamon tea. Drink it in its pure form without any sweeteners or ingredients that will give a sweeter taste. Plus, we can drink it hot or cold.