Cloves, also known as laung in Hindi, is a common spice that can easily be found in every Indian kitchen. Due to its unique flavour and aroma, clove is used in many Asian recipes. Despite consuming this spice almost daily, we are unaware of the surprising benefits it provides including weight loss.
How this aromatic spice can help you burn fat:
According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, cloves are rich in many nutrients including carbohydrates, protein and dietary fibre. The spice also contains essential vitamins like Vitamin E, Vitamin C, folate, riboflavin, Vitamin A, thiamine and Vitamin K.
Cloves and weight loss
Cloves stimulate metabolism thereby helping in losing weight. The spice also has anticholesteremic and anti-lipid properties. When this powerful spice is combined with pepper, cinnamon and cumin seeds, it helps in increasing our metabolic rate, which ultimately helps us lose weight. Apart from this, cloves also contain antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress. The reduced oxidative stress decreases the risk of chronic disease. Cloves are also known to keep blood sugar under control.
The best way to consume clove for weight loss
You will need
50 grams clove
50 grams cinnamon
50 grams cumin seeds
How to make
Dry roast all the ingredients in a pan until you get the aroma of it. Now grind this into a fine powder and store it in an airtight jar.
How to consume
Boil 1 tablespoon of this mixture into a glass of water and let it cool down. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey and have it empty stomach every morning.
For those who are allergic to the spice, it is recommended to take advice from a doctor before they start using this spice for weight loss. Cloves can cause allergies due to the presence of eugenol in it.
It is important to know that no ingredient alone can help in weight loss. It’s the combination of a healthy diet along with a regular workout that can fetch successful and sustainable weight loss result.