This Is What Happens When You Drink Cinnamon Tea Every Day

Cinnamon tea is a simple drink made from dried cinnamon sticks and hot water. But there's nothing simple about its benefits. Cinnamon tea has been shown to help with a variety of health issues, from heart health to inflammation. Here's what happens when you drink it every day.

According to Healthline, cinnamon tea contains a variety of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that fight free radicals in your body that can cause oxidation and increase your risk of developing many diseases. Drinking cinnamon tea every day will increase the antioxidants in your body and decrease your risk of developing diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Other compounds in this tea have been shown to reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation can lead to a variety of diseases including heart disease, arthritis, and other chronic conditions.

Cinnamon tea can also reduce blood pressure, decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, and increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels in some people. A study review found that consuming as little as one-tenth of a teaspoon of cinnamon can help you gain all of these benefits.

Cinnamon tea can improve skin, hair, and brain health

This tea has plenty of other benefits. The antioxidants in cinnamon can also improve blood flow to the face and increase cell turnover (via Taste of Home). This can keep your skin radiant, strong, and smooth. Cinnamon's ability to promote blood flow is also great for promoting hair growth. "Brew a cup of cinnamon tea and let it cool down," said Taste of Home. "Add a tablespoon of raw honey and gently rub it into your scalp. After 10 minutes, rinse thoroughly with warm water." Cinnamon may even help fight against neurological diseases by stopping proteins in the brain that send incorrect chemical signals. Those same effects can improve concentration and focus in your daily life.

You can make your own cinnamon tea at home by adding a Ceylon cinnamon stick to a cup of hot water. Let it steep for at least 10 minutes. You can also add a teabag of your choice if you would like more flavor to your drink. After everything has steeped, remove the solid ingredients and enjoy your hot (and healthy) cup of cinnamon tea.