HEALTHY LIVING

Spices: The Health Benefits Of 5 Holiday Favorites

12/23/2011 08:36 am ET

'Tis the season for holiday baking -- and while you already know to consume in moderation (too much butter and sugar is only a recipe for January regret), there may actually be some health benefits tucked inside your favorite recipes. Look no further than the spice rack.

Loading up on these seasonal flavors not only makes the whole house smell great, but it can also help to satisfy sweet cravings, add flavor without additional salt or fat, and provide an extra punch of antioxidants, says HuffPost blogger Cheryl Forberg, RD, the nutritionist on "The Biggest Loser."

Read on for the health benefits of these five seasonal ingredients.

Health Benefits Of Five Holiday Spices
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