12/06/2012 11:07 am ET | Updated Aug 15, 2013

Surprising Facts About Spices And Weight Loss, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

When health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer visited me on Mondays With Marlo, she told me that she is learning new facts about health and nutrition every day. One thing that is especially surprising to Joy is how powerful herbs and seasonings are. Herbs and seasonings are not only low-calorie flavorings -- they also have medicinal qualities! Ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory properties, which help to suppress aches and pains. Cajun seasoning and other spicy seasonings can help rev the metabolism and suppress your appetite.

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