Spice it up!

Cinnamon may be known for its zing, but it can keep your blood sugar levels steady—even after a breakfast of a fast-acting carb like farina cereal, a recent study found. That means fewer blood-glucose spikes and plunges, which can cause those “I’m starving!” moments. Study volunteers added 2½ teaspoons of the spice to their A.M. meal, but sprinkles throughout the day very likely will work, too.

Say Cheese… not meat. Scientists have found that not all saturated fat is bad for you. When it comes from dairy foods, it boosts heart health—consuming 5 grams per day of the sat fat found in milk products drops cardiovascular disease risk 21%. But when it comes from meat, the risk rises 31%

Source: Good Housekeeping, March 2013

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