With the onset of fall and winter, you might be interested in adding warmer flavors to your diet. If so, consider cinnamon. German researchers found that taking cinnamon extract daily can reduce blood sugar by about 10 percent; it’s also great for those with type 2 diabetes, as it lowers cholesterol and heart-related health risks. In one study, among diabetics, cinnamon cut cholesterol by 13% and triglycerides by 23%. Sticking with a water-soluble extract is preferable to taking the actual spice in large amounts. Try the brand Cinnulin PF, which comes in 1-g capsules, and is available at most health food stores.