Last Updated on June 30, 2020
Everybody loves tea, right? There are so many different varieties that even the person with the most peculiar taste on Earth will surely find one type of tea that he truly enjoys. And those who don’t like hot beverages can drink it ice cold.
Iced tea is just as tasty and a great and healthy drink for the summer – as long as you don’t add any sugar! But the delicious taste of tea and its warm and cozy effect (or refreshing, depending on the season) are not the only things that make it so appealing.
Teas also have several properties that make them have a very positive effect on our health at several levels. One of the tastiest and healthiest teas is precisely cinnamon tea. In case you don’t know, cinnamon has been used as a natural remedy in traditional Chinese medicine for a long time! It is loaded with powerful antioxidants (especially polyphenol antioxidants) that can prevent the cell damage caused by free radicals. Let’s find out exactly what the benefits of cinnamon tea are!
1.Reduces blood sugar levels
Cinnamon has some properties that have a similar effect on the human body to that of insulin. That’s right. Cinnamon helps your liver and muscles absorb the glucose in the bloodstream, which is a great way to prevent high blood sugar and health complications that derive from it, such as type 2 diabetes, one of the most common chronic diseases of the modern era.
Some studies also claim that what cinnamon does is lowering insulin resistance. Either way, you should try it. It can be a great way to reduce your blood sugar levels and keep you healthy.
2.Improves heart health
Several medical studies have been conducted in an attempt to understand the impact of cinnamon on heart health, and the results are quite promising. Cinnamon may reduce inflammation, triglyceride, and LDL cholesterol levels(while simultaneously increasing the levels of HDL cholesterol – the good one), as well as lower blood pressure.
These are all things that improve your health and decrease the risk of developing dangerous health problems such as heart attacks and coronary heart disease – the leading cause of death in developing countries.