The Benefits of Cinnamon in your Chai Latte
When you think chai, you think cinnamon. Chai tea, also known as masala chai, contains a blend of delicious flavours and emits a spicy aroma that awakens the senses. The ginger and pepper give this spicy tea a little kick while cinnamon and cloves add an earthy tone to chai blends.
Cinnamon is an ancient spice that has been used for centuries. It is known to be quite the healing agent and you can find it in all of our chai products, including our Loose Leaf Honey Chai, Loose Leaf Vegan Chai, Instant Chai Latte and Activated Turmeric Latte. All of our chai’s are also gluten free, dairy free, preservative free, non-GMO and contain 100% natural ingredients.
Cinnamon comes from the bark of a cinnamon tree and there are two types of cinnamon, Ceylon and Cassia. The spice includes high levels of antioxidants which are a healthy component of the diet that help neutralize free radicals, preventing them from damaging cells in the body. Cinnamon tea also contains several vitamins and minerals including calcium, iron, and potassium. Cinnamon is said to contain anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties.
Studies have explored the possibility that cinnamon can help with managing blood sugar, improving high cholesterol, fighting dementia, and even treating multiple sclerosis. Researchers have found that cinnamon also contains oils that may help combat diabetes. These compounds can help to regulate blood sugar levels. Several studies have shown cinnamon to be a potential aid for people living with Type 2 diabetes.
Cinnamon alone can ease menstrual symptoms, may lower blood pressure, ease inflammation, help control bloody sugar levels and overall, it tastes delicious. Cinnamon tea can also help to keep our mouth germ free, fresh as well as healthy. Due to its disinfecting and anti- bacterial properties, it can also help to prevent gum diseases and tooth decay. It promotes complete oral hygiene.
A cinnamon tree can grow up to 60 feet.