Cinnamon may have multiple health benefits

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You might want to sprinkle some cinnamon on your toast or add a dash to your coffee. New research is confirming previous studies about the spice's health benefits.

A study by Ohio Nothern University suggests the phenols in cinnamon activate a protein that's important to insulin regulation

The study's lead author said that means cinnamon could help with blood sugar regulation, lipid metabolism and cell growth changes.

Previous research found that people who consumed one gram a day of cinnamon saw blood sugar reductions comparable to prescription drugs.

But the study author thinks smaller quantities, used on our food, could also have benefits.