I always include cinnamon in my eating plans and it isn`t just because of its aromatic splendor. Cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar improving symptoms in type 2 diabetics. Improved blood sugar control can also make it easier to achieve and maintain a healthier body weight.

Chinese researchers discovered that even small, daily doses of only 120 mg per day of cinnamon reduced blood sugar and also reduced LDL cholesterol, thus possibly reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

It is always best to follow a diet that is adequate, balanced and calorie controlled. Also, make sure that your diet is varied and nutrient dense. A little bit of cinnamon is by no means an excuse to raid the buffet table and go wild, so it is important to include it as part of a healthy eating plan and regular exercise.(Nutrition Research, 32:408-412,2012)