Here are a few good reasons to try our Antiguan Cinnamon Spice tea.
The distinct smell and flavour of cinnamon is due to the oily part, in the bark which is very high in a compound called cinnamaldehyde. This compound is responsible for most of cinnamon’s powerful effects on health and metabolism responsible for most of the health benefits.
Cinnamon Is Loaded with Antioxidants
Antioxidants protect the body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
Cinnamon is full of powerful antioxidants.
Cinnamon Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Inflammation in the body is incredibly important.
It helps the body fight infections and repair tissue damage.
However, inflammation can become a problem when it is chronic (long-term) and directed against the body’s own tissues. Cinnamon may be useful in this regard, because some studies show that the antioxidants in it have potent anti-inflammatory activity.
Cinnamon May Cut the Risk of Heart Disease
Cinnamon has been linked with reduced risk of heart disease, the world’s most common cause of premature death.
Cinnamon can improve some key risk factors for heart disease, including cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.
Cinnamon Lowers Blood Sugar Levels and Has a Powerful Anti-Diabetic Effect
Cinnamon is well known for its blood sugar lowering effects.
Apart from the beneficial effects on insulin resistance, cinnamon can lower blood sugar by several other mechanisms.
First, cinnamon has been shown to decrease the amount of glucose that enters the bloodstream after a meal.
It does this by interfering with numerous digestive enzymes, which slows the breakdown of carbohydrates in the digestive tract.
Second, a compound in cinnamon can act on cells by mimicking insulin.
This greatly improves glucose uptake by cells, although it acts much slower than insulin itself.
Numerous human trials have confirmed the anti-diabetic effects of cinnamon, showing that it can lower fasting blood sugar levels by up to 10-29%
The effective dose is typically 1-6 grams of cinnamon per day (around 0.5-2 teaspoons).
Cinnamon Helps Fight Bacterial and Fungal Infections
Cinnamaldehyde, the main active component of cinnamon, may help fight various kinds of infection.
Cinnamon oil has been shown to effectively treat respiratory tract infections caused by fungi.
It can also inhibit the growth of certain bacteria, including Listeria and Salmonella The antimicrobial effects of cinnamon may also help prevent tooth decay and reduce bad breath
Cinnamon is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet.
It can lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors, and has a plethora of other impressive health benefits. Just make sure to get Ceylon cinnamon which we use in our tea.