Cinnamon is a sweet-tasting spice that's also good for your health. Studies show that it helps regulate blood sugar and reduce harmful cholesterol levels. The spice can even be used as a natural food preservative due to its ability to stop bacteria like yeast and mold from growing. Cinnamon is an ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes, including recipes for chili, beef brisket and pumpkin pie. Add a dash to your favorite coffee drink or sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar on whole wheat toast for a unique treat.