Ball State Study Suggest Spoonful of Cinnamon Can Improve Health

A new Ball State study suggests a spoonful of cinnamon can improve your health. Sprinkling a spoonful of cinnamon on breakfast foods not only adds a burst of flavor but also dramatically lowers an individual's blood sugar levels, potentially reducing the chance of developing diabetes, according to the study. Specifically, researchers found when healthy weight and obese adults ate a cooked breakfast cereal, like oatmeal, with 6 grams of cinnamon, blood sugar levels declined by 25 percent for the next two hours. They also confirm cinnamon reduces blood glucose concentration and enhances insulin sensitivity, which strengthens the body’s ability to ward off diabetes.