This soothing, fragrant and warming beverage is simple to make. You can either purchase a box of cinnamon tea bags from your health food store, or better yet, boil water in a saucepan with a crushed stick of Sri Lankan or Ceylon cinnamon for 15 minutes, add in some honey to taste for a simple and very healthy afternoon drink.

The best part is not only does it taste wonderful, it is also packed full of health benefits and it’s also super easy and effortless to make. Here are three health benefits of drinking Cinnamon tea.

Packed Full Of Antioxidants

Cinnamon is rich in polyphenol antioxidants. Polyphenols are micronutrients found in plants that are packed with antioxidant properties that help protect your cells against damage caused by free radicals.  

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Cinnamon is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, and out of 115 foods tested, Sri Lankan cinnamon was found to be one of the most potent anti-inflammatory foods. Moreover, research published in the Journal of AOAC states that cinnamon’s high volume of phenolic compounds help reduce inflammation in the body.

Helps Manage Blood Sugar

Cinnamon has a compound that acts similar to insulin and helps move sugar from your blood into the cells, and has been shown to help with insulin resistance for up to 12 hours after you drink it!

So the next time you are at the grocery store, why don’t you pop a packet of cinnamon sticks into your cart and try this fragrant and warming tea!