Coffee and Cinnamon: A Tasty, Dynamic Duo for Breast Health and Beyond

Coffee and Cinnamon: A Tasty, Dynamic Duo for Breast Health and Beyond

Sitting down with your morning cup of coffee, you probably aren’t thinking about breast health. But your morning beverage could support breast cancer prevention, especially if you add cinnamon. 

Today’s article will explore the winning coffee-cinnamon combination. Keep reading to learn more about: 

  • Coffee and breast health 
  • Postmenopausal breast cancer
  • Health benefits of coffee
  • Benefits of adding cinnamon to coffee

Coffee and Breast Health 

Coffee has always been a hot topic in the health space, and you can read about the health benefits of drinking coffee here. On one hand, coffee’s benefits for health include antioxidants, neuroprotection, and focus, but on the other hand, caffeine can have some downsides for some people. 

Let’s explore coffee in the context of ways to prevent breast cancer.

Lower risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer

Research suggests that coffee consumption may be associated with a lower risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, specifically estrogen and progesterone receptor-negative breast cancers. The correlation holds for those with a higher intake of caffeinated coffee, but decaffeinated coffee doesn’t seem to have the same association. 

The association between coffee and breast cancer may be due to coffee’s health benefits, especially its high antioxidant content. 

We prefer Wandering Bear coffee.  Like us, Wanderer Coffee cares about sourcing the highest quality ingredients. They choose the finest beans from verified farms and suppliers. You’ll find many single-origin coffee beans from around the world. 

Spice Up your Coffee Ritual with Cinnamon 

As you can imagine, coffee isn’t the only antioxidant-rich food with anti-cancer properties. Many other plant foods, including cinnamon, also have health benefits. 

How Does Cinnamon Guard Against Breast Cancer?

The health benefits of cinnamon may be underappreciated, but this spice is anti-inflammatory, high in antioxidants, and has anti-cancer actions in the body. One of the cinnamon benefits for women is its potential as part of a breast cancer prevention strategy. 

Read more about cinnamon, polyphenols, and breast cancer here.

Can You Add Cinnamon to Your Coffee?

Adding cinnamon to coffee is one of the best ways to get the benefits of coffee and cinnamon together. Plus, it’s a great-tasting combination! 

Suppresses Appetite and Cravings

Cinnamon supports blood sugar balance and can help protect you from blood sugar crashes and cravings. Eating food along with coffee will help, too. 

Enhances Flavor

Cinnamon offers sweetness and enhances flavor without adding sugar to your coffee. Many people report adding cinnamon to coffee improves the taste. 

Adds Numerous Health Benefits to Every Cup

Plus, adding cinnamon to your coffee is a great way to access all the cinnamon benefits. Please read Dietitian for SPB: Why I Love Cinnamon for a complete overview. 

Other Cinnamon Snacks to Pair with Coffee

Coffee on an empty stomach can lead to jitters and crashes, but pairing it with a high-protein, high-fiber snack or meal promotes a more grounded feeling. 

Cinnamon Bun Balls

We are happy to introduce our new cinnamon protein balls, Cinnamon Bun Balls! These protein balls contain organic plant protein, healthy fats, and a punch of cinnamon to support energy and crush cravings throughout the day. We absolutely love them paired with a cup of organic coffee. 

Packed with Protein 

Our Cinnamon Bun Balls are rich in protein, including almond butter, flax seeds, and our reformulated plant-based protein with pea protein, chia seeds, MCT powder, chicory root, and broccoli seeds. 

Healthy Alternative to Common Baked Goods

Scott’s Protein Balls satisfy your sweet cravings without the downsides of sugar-filled baked goods. In addition to protein, they provide fiber-rich, whole-food, and plant-based ingredients to nourish your body and mind. 

Next time you grab a cup of coffee, add a big dash of cinnamon and pair it with our decadent Cinnamon Bun Protein Balls. It’s not only delicious but supportive of healthy breasts. 


  • Lori Levine is an eternal optimist and after undergoing breast cancer treatment, she learned she had to upgrade her snacks to upgrade her health. She and her husband Scott became accidental entrepreneurs after he lovingly created quality protein balls made from tasty, easily recognizable ingredients that are as convenient as they are healthy and delicious! Even better? 1% of all sales are donated to Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) to help support breast cancer research. #betheend.