Drinking a cup of warm milk before sleep can relax you a lot and help you fall asleep faster. It is also very healthy for your body, especially if you mix it with cinnamon. The cinnamon will boost the healing properties of the drink.
Cinnamon milk is very good to be consumed daily. This spice dates back to ancient Egypt and is popular even today. It is derived from the cinnamon trees, more precisely, from their inner bark. When the bark becomes dry, cinnamon strips begin to curl and look like rolls grounding up into powder afterward.
There are two cinnamon types that are most popular and those are cassia cinnamon and Ceylon cinnamon that is recognized as the “true” cinnamon. The cinnamon plant contains an oily part that is rich in cinnamaldehyde which is the source of the great taste and the beautiful aroma of the spice.
Cinnamon and science
Research has revealed that cinnamon is at the top of the 26 most famous herbs and spices in the world, due to its antioxidant levels. It also has very potent antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-diabetic qualities.
Researchers have found that its health benefits can be obtained from every form of cinnamon. Regardless of which form you consume it, as a pure bark, ground spice form, essential oil, or extract form, you will obtain all of its great benefits for your health.
Flavonoids are special phenolic compounds that give cinnamon its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-microbial, and anti-diabetic abilities. They also make cinnamon be immunity booster and great prevention from cancer and heart diseases.
This spice is one of the most beneficial on earth, as it lowers cholesterol and triglycerides levels, and reduces inflammation quickly.
Cinnamon is abundant in antioxidants, such as polyphenols that prevent free radical damage and prevent the skin from premature aging.
Studies have also found that cinnamon contains two compounds that help in the prevention of accumulation of a protein in the brain that is an Alzheimer’s marker. This protein called tau improves motor function, protects neurons, and normalizes neurotransmitter levels.
How to prepare cinnamon milk?
The ingredients you will need:
- 1 cup of warm milk
- ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powder (organic)
- Honey (as a sweetener)
- Vanilla extract
Take one cup of warm milk and add the cinnamon. If you want to make it sweeter, add honey and vanilla extract.
Drink it warm and enjoy the delicious taste!