Cinnamon milk: 5 health benefits of spicy milk and how to prepare it
For a very long time we have grown up listening to the many health benefits of haldi doodh. How a tall glass of turmeric milk could soothe aches and pains, relieve colds and coughs, and work wonders for the skin and digestion. What was a desi phenomenon all these years is getting a fair amount of global attention now too. When a coffee giant introduced turmeric latte to its menu, it was greeted with open arms – many pointed to the drink’s eerie similarity to our haldi doodh – anyway, no one was unhappy with the ingenious combination of spices and milk. In fact, the idea is so interesting that it’s slightly unfair that we don’t give the other spices a chance.
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There are many spices in our stash that are teeming with health benefits. Cinnamon, for example, could be an ideal addition to your glass of milk, if you are into strong, earthy flavors with a sweet touch.
Benefits of cinnamon milk:
1. Cinnamon milk is low in calories and high in protein compared to carbonated and sugary drinks and sodas.
2. Cinnamon is enriched with anti-diabetic properties; it helps keep your blood sugar levels under control.
3. Cinnamon also helps speed up your metabolism naturally.
4. The wood spice is also loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
5. The concoction can also help the body fight infections and repair tissue damage.
6. Cinnamon is one of the few spices that is also known to be good for the heart.
7. According to a study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, women who ingested cinnamon experienced less pain, for a much shorter duration.
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How to make cinnamon milk:
- 1 cup of milk
- 1-2 small pieces of cinnamon bark
- 1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
1. In a container or saucepan, remove the milk and cinnamon peel and heat until small bubbles begin to form on the sides of the saucepan.
2. Lower the heat.
3. Using tongs (or a spoon), remove the bark and the malai layer if it has formed. Give it a good shake.
4. Serve with a garnish of cinnamon powder. You can also add a teaspoon of honey for taste.
Make sure you don’t swallow too many glasses of the concoction, anything too much can do more harm than good.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong fondness for food, Sushmita enjoys everything that is good, cheesy, and fatty. His other favorite pastime activities other than chatting about food include reading, watching movies, and frenzied TV shows.