Exotic pleasure with health benefits: coffee with cinnamon
Coffee is the most popular drink among Germans. Some drink it black, others with milk or sugar, or both. A less exotic version of the popular pick-me-up is less well known: coffee with cinnamon. The spice has some health benefits.
Coffee is healthier than expected
Coffee is popular among Germans as a pick-me-up. In the case of morning muffle, nothing often works without the hot drink. Quickly two or three cups in the morning and the day can begin. Every German citizen drinks an average of over 160 liters per year. Coffee has long been considered a health hazard, but today it is known that the hot brew is healthier than was often assumed. A pinch of cinnamon in coffee has other health benefits.
Helpful when losing weight
Coffee can be good for the heart and also prevent arterial calcification. In addition, according to scientific studies, the hot drink can reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Some people sweeten their coffee with a lot of sugar. But it harms health. It is better to spice up the drink with an exotic spice: with cinnamon. This tastes slightly sweet and also spicy and tart.
Cinnamon has been known for its health benefits since ancient times. The spice is still used, among other things, for indigestion such as flatulence.
It is said to have a disinfectant effect and also to lower blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels. In addition, cinnamon stimulates the metabolism, which is helpful if you want to reduce your weight.
For the prevention and treatment of diabetes
Health experts say cinnamon is also one of the foods that help prevent diabetes.
The nutrition and diet expert Sven-David Müller (Master of Science in Applied Nutritional Medicine) has criticized in the past that many medical professionals would simply not mention the effects of cinnamon for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
The spice is also good for the intestines. And scientific studies have shown that cinnamon can improve learning ability and our memory.
Harmful ingredient coumarin
However, it is now also known that cinnamon - in large quantities - can harm health. Because of the coumarin it contains.
In high doses, this substance can lead to liver and kidney damage, among other things. Animal studies have also suggested that it may be carcinogenic.
Important to know: Ceylon cinnamon contains less coumarin than Cassia cinnamon from Indonesia. Large quantities will not end up in the coffee anyway. (ad)