Did you know one of the most easy-to-find spices makes a body-transforming tea? Cinnamon tea is a sweet, festive drink with a gentle spicy kick. That warming kick isn’t just a mood-booster. It’s a fat-burning engine getting started!
Cinnamon tea is a classic holiday drink. It fills a home with the warming scent of sweet spice. But you can enjoy cinnamon tea all year long for the weight-loss benefits and pure pleasure.
I love cinnamon tea because it satisfies my sweet tooth while reducing fat storage! Sometimes I’ll add a little unsweetened almond milk to make a creamier version, too.
Cinnamon Tea Benefits: Indulgent + Healthy
Cinnamon tea’s unique spicy sweetness will sweep you away into indulgence. It’s so delicious on its own, you barely need any sweetener.
Below is the video of me making a sweet, soothing belly fat-melting Fire Tea with cinnamon, ginger and honey (at the Time.Inc studios in NYC for Health.com!)
Click the button below for my Fat-Burning Fire Tea with cinnamon, ginger and honey recipe. Then go ahead and prepare a batch for the week for refrigerating. Heat up when needed!
This video was originally published on http://www.health.com/nutrition/fire-tea
How Much Cinnamon Tea and When?
Up to 6 grams, or about 1 ¼ teaspoons of dry ground cinnamon per day is considered safe. Concentrated cinnamon oil or large amounts of dry cinnamon could cause problems.
Enjoying a cup or two of cinnamon tea a day is perfectly safe.
It’s caffeine-free, so you can have it in the morning, as an afternoon treat, or even at night. If you have trouble sleeping when you drink it at night, just enjoy it earlier in the day.
Ask Your Doctor — Is Cinnamon Tea Good for YOU?
For many people, cinnamon tea is a delicious and safe healthy treat. BUT it does contain a compound that can be toxic at very high doses.
Talk to your doctor about drinking cinnamon tea if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, have a heart condition, ulcers or are taking antibiotics.
A Cinnamon Tea Recipe or Two
Here are two other cinnamon tea recipes for you to indulge in.
This Cinnamon Stick Tea is as simple as it gets.
All you need for this recipe is
- 1 three-inch (8cm) cinnamon stick
- 1.5 cups of water
This recipe gives you a chart for the best ratio of cinnamon to water for the best cinnamon tea.
You can always make more and drink it over time. It tells you how much to use for one to eight cups.
Cinnamon tea is naturally caffeine-free, so you can even enjoy it in the evening. But, if you’d like a little caffeine-boost too and want to learn a spicier way of how to make black tea for weight loss, try this Cinnamon Spice Black Tea.
- 1 cinnamon stick or teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 black tea bag
- 8 oz. (236 ml) of boiling water
- Optional: sweetener, unsweetened almond milk, lemon or orange slice
Get my “Fire Tea” recipe that banishes late-night sugar cravings (and will replace your wine habit)!
Summary of Cinnamon Tea Benefits
Cinnamon tea helps with the following:
- Satisfies your sweet tooth so you don’t give in to sugar
- Reduces your blood sugar levels and fat storage
- Gives you a mental boost so you don’t comfort eat
- Feels like you’re indulging, but you’re actually being healthy
- Something special to look forward to so you don’t feel deprived
- Cheers you up with a fragrant, tasty and sensual experience
For the most part cinnamon tea is healthy, but ask your doctor if you have any special health concerns. Cinnamon tea is a wonderful addition to create a healthier, fitter you.
To finally banish cravings for sweets, burn up belly fat and give yourself an indulgent energy boost, click below to get my incredibly popular Fire Tea including cinnamon recipe.
Have you tried cinnamon tea? If so, do you love it? If not, when are you going to have your first cup?