Cinnamon is a fantastic ingredient in to sweeten dishes without having to add sugar or honey, for example in oats or cereal. The best bit is that studies have shown that cinnamon actually lowers blood glucose levels.
Published in in the journal Diabetes Care in 2003, a study concluded that people with Type 2 diabetes consuming daily low levels of cinnamon (approximately 1 to 2 teaspoons) reduced blood sugar levels. The study also showed that the results lasted as long as twenty days after ceasing to use cinnamon.
Furthermore, in 2009, a Scandinavian study showed that in healthy individuals 3 grams of cinnamon per day lowered blood sugar levels after eating a meal.