Do a web search on health benefits of cinnamon.
preacher: good mention of cinnamon. I've known about it for a while, and a pre-diabetic friend has it on his mid-morning banana every day, and it definitely helps.
N.B.: there are two different barks sold as "cinnamon".
"The cinnamon we are most accustomed to using as a spice is not the same cinnamon used to treat type 2 diabetes. Another type of cinnamon, Cinnamomum cassia (Chinese cinnamon), has only been found to benefit type 2 (not type 1) diabetics."