With its unique healing and preventive benefits, cinnamon is worthy of a spice spotlight during this season. Why? It regulates blood sugar stabilizing energy levels and mood, reduces LDL cholesterol levels reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, reduces pain linked to arthritis, helps reduce the proliferation of cancer cells, contains fiber, calcium, iron, and manganese, and is surprisingly effective for menstrual pain and infertility.  I dash a bit in most every smoothie.