A Spoonful of Cinnamon

Spicing up your food with cinnamon might help you feel full longer, a recent study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows. Cinnamon also appears to reduce levels of insulin. 

Past research suggests that eating a teaspoon or more of cinnamon daily may help lower cholesterol levels and keep blood sugar in check. 

To get your daily spoonful, dietitian Angela Ginn-Meadow, R.D., advises adding a few dashes of cinnamon to your cereal, fruit, toast, and coffee. And when cooking fish, chicken, or meat, whip up a spice rub that blends cinnamon with cumin, black pepper, thyme, and cayenne.

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