A great way to add sweetness without sugar, cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar by decreasing the amount of glucose that enters the bloodstream. Plus, studies have shown that its aroma alone may help combat stress and improve concentration.
Cinnamon isn’t just for desserts (although it is delicious in these Cinnamon-Orange Pinwheels). Mediterranean dishes often use it in combination with other savory spices. Try it in savory dishes like lentil soup or as a rub for meats, or shake some into your coffee.