Cinnamon is a delicious and nutritious ingredient that can provide health benefits, as well as making a delicious cup of tea!
What is cinnamon? Is it good for you?
Cinnamon is a spice that is made from the inner bark of trees scientifically known as Cinnamomum.
Cinnamon is Loaded With Antioxidants
Antioxidants protect your body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
Cinnamon is loaded with powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols.
In a study that compared the antioxidant activity of 26 spices, cinnamon wound up as the clear winner, even outranking “superfoods” like garlic and oregano! (Source)
In fact, it is so powerful that cinnamon can be used as a natural food preservative. (Source)
Cinnamon Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties
While inflammation is important in helping your body fight infections and repair tissue damage, it can become a problem when it’s chronic and directed against your body’s own tissues.
Learn more about following a natural anti-inflammatory diet.
Other Potential Benefits
- May reduce blood sugar (Source)
- May help prevent Alzheimer’s disease (Source)
- May help protect against HIV (Source)
- May help prevent Multiple Sclerosis (Source)
- May reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (Source)
- May help prevent cancer (Source)
How can I include more cinnamon in my diet?
While cinnamon rolls have their time and place, we think drinking teas with cinnamon is a great way to enjoy the rich flavor and health benefits of cinnamon with no calories added!
Chai Teas are known for generally including a rich blend of spices that include cinnamon. Learn about how to make the perfect chai latte at home! Try using our Masala Chai (organic) for a more traditional chai latte, or our Coconut Chai for a fun twist!
If you’re not a chai person, try our hibiscus based Cinnamon Almond Plus Herbal Tea!
Another popular option is our Cinnamon Spice Black Tea, which combines cinnamon and clove.