Did you know that chewing just one clove can be a game-changer for your health? Know all the benefits from a nutritionist.
Small dietary additions can make a big difference when it comes to overall health. A piece of clove or laung, the tiny spice with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties not only transforms a bland dish into a flavourful one but also supplies your body with the burst of powerful nutrients that can keep diseases and infections at bay while also working wonders for digestive health.
Be it joint pain, or a feeling of nausea. bloating or dental health trouble, a small piece of clove can relieve a range of symptoms. Made with dried flowers of clove tree, the amazing spice has many benefits from balancing cholesterol and blood sugar levels and improving bone health to reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. Clove buds have a pungent and strong taste due to aromatic oil eugenol which is extracted with the help of distillation.
Did you know that chewing just one clove can be a game-changer for your health? Cloves aren’t just a spice; they’re a nutritional powerhouse packed with incredible benefits, says Nutritionist Bhakti Arora Kapoor in her recent Instagram post.
“Chewing cloves in the morning can enhance the production of saliva which helps in digestion. Cloves also help in reducing nausea and acidity. Cloves may protect against ageing. They can be used as a cough suppressant,” says Rahitha O R, Dietitian, Dept of Clinical Nutrition, Amrita Hospital, Kochi.
“When you chew a single clove, you’re not only treating your taste buds to a burst of flavour but also harnessing its antimicrobial properties that can work wonders for your oral health,” says Kapoor, as she lists various benefits of the ancient spice.
Cloves not only have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties but they also help to boost your liver health, help with digestion, relieve constipation, and help to boost immunity. They act as a natural pain reliever due to its analgesic properties and its benefits don’t stop here.
Cloves are also used as a joint pain reliever and they help with nausea. So, chew 1-2 cloves daily on an empty stomach and enjoy its health benefits.
“Dried clove buds are said to have a hepato-protective effect on the liver. It boosts liver health by promoting new cell growth, and liver detox and also has a protective effect due to a range of active compounds like thymol and eugenol,” says Arooshi Garg, Nutritionist at GOQii.
Spice up your routine and embrace the holistic benefits of cloves – nature’s gift to your well-being. Chew on, thrive on, says Kapoor.
What to do if you don’t like chewing a clove.
Kapoor suggests the following ways to add clove or laung to your diet:
Try adding ground cloves to your morning oatmeal
Sprinkle them on top of your favourite yogurt
Infuse them into your tea for a cozy, aromatic experience.
Get creative in the kitchen – use cloves in marinades for meats or include them in your baking recipes for a flavourful twist!