How to use clove to reduce belly fat and for weight loss
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Clove, one of the natural spices with a unique flavor and aroma is used in traditional medicine because of its healing effects. It contains antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and other properties.
Despite a regular addition of this spice in meals, its weight loss benefits aren’t well known. This article aims to enlighten you on the use of cloves in belly fat reduction. Asides weight loss benefits, cloves also provide a range of other health benefits that can help promote and maintain your overall health.
Keep reading for more details.
Nutritional Composition of Cloves
Locally referred to as “Kanafuru” in Nigeria, and “laung” in Hindi-India, clove is rich in several nutrients. Some of which include: Carbohydrates, Dietary fibre, Protein, Riboflavin, Folate, Vitamins C, E, A and K. Cloves contain an aromatic compound known as eugenol, responsible for its flavor and aroma.
How cloves reduce belly fat
Clove, a common Indian spice can assist with your weight loss journey. Just like curcumin and cinnamon, it can help you shed off some weight too: burn out calories as well as reduce belly fat. It does so by increasing your metabolism. It also helps lose belly fat and stubborn/accumulated fat by improving your digestive health. Aiding digestion helps regulate bowel movement which in turn boost weight loss. Addition of cloves to your diet will help improve results. The presence of vitamin C, fiber also promote weight loss and stimulate metabolism. More so, Eugenol in cloves helps curb appetite, and burn out calories more efficiently.
However, the combination of cloves with other ingredients such as cinnamon, turmeric and pepper can help boost its effectiveness. Curcumin in turmeric, cinnamon and pepper are known for their weight loss benefits. When mixed, can accelerate your weight loss process.
The spice also contains antioxidants that help reduce oxidative stress, in turn, decreases risk of diseases. Other potential benefits of cloves include: blood sugar and cholesterol control. Use of cloves also promote bone, liver and skin health. In addition, prevents cold and flu, treat acne, improve dental health and more.
How to make clove tea for belly fat reduction
To enjoy maximum benefits of cloves; you can either add to your soups, stews or sauces or make into a tea. Follow this simple procedure to make cloves tea at home.
1 tablespoon of cloves
I glass of water
Pour in a glass of water into a pot or saucepan.
Add in a tablespoon of cloves.
Stir thoroughly and allow to simmer.
Once down, turn off the heat.
Strain extract into a cup and allow to cool a bit.
Sweeten as desired. You can choose to add honey. You can also combine with other natural ingredients such as cinnamon and turmeric if you desire.
How to consume clove water for belly fat loss
Consume every morning on an empty stomach.
Please note that the presence of eugenol in cloves may trigger allergic reactions. If you notice any allergy from the use of this spice, discontinue use and see a doctor.
Also keep in mind that no spice or ingredient can help in weight and belly fat loss. However, a combination of a healthy diet and good lifestyle habits will help yield positive results.