Trish, I agree with all those foods. I have always liked pears more than apples, but not for that reason. They are softer and juicier.
Hot Peppers would definately make me eat less of whatever they were in. They are too hot for me!
I want to use cinnamon, but I can't figure out how to use it. I've pretty much nixed the oatmeal and although I love cinnamon toast that pretty much defeats the purpose of eating cinnamon to lower BS. The only thing I can think of is sprinkling it on apples or applesauce. I do like warm cinnamon buns, right out of the oven!