Cinnamon has been dubbed the gold medalist of the spice rack, with one of the highest antioxidant levels of all herbs and spices. Cinnamon seems to have an insulin-like effect that helps enhance the satiety center in your brain, and helps to reduce blood sugar levels as well as cholesterol levels. Just as with everything else, moderation is key and you should always consult with your physician, nutritionist, or do your own thorough research (I’ve also read other reports that overusing cinnamon can be toxic). So we keep our cinnamon intake to a recommended half teaspoon a day. We’ve found cinnamon to be one of the easiest spices to use on a daily basis – we sprinkle ground cinnamon to our morning cup of black coffee every day. Other easy ways we use cinnamon – in smoothies, in yogurts, and on cut-up bananas.
Via Dr. Oz , Oprah Magazine, & Women’s Health Magazine