Many already swirl this into oatmeal, but a dash of cinnamon is a great flavor addition to yogurt, too. And there's another reason to add this spice to dairy: It lowers insulin levels, which helps balance blood sugar. That's even more important in yogurt, Turner says, which is high in milk sugars. "You don't want too much sugar in the morning – it just spikes your blood sugar for the day," she says. "And cinnamon is a great way to offset the sugar content of yogurt. Turner also uses cinnamon in oatmeal when she wants to make a savory morning porridge, adding the spice along with anti-inflammatory turmeric and a dash of curry or red pepper.
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