1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower your bad cholesterol. Cinnamon may help treat Type 2 Diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels and increasing the amount of insulin production in the body. Just smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory. Honey and Cinnamon combined have been found to relieve arthritis pain. When added to food, cinnamon inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.