Home remedies for sugar cravings: Cloves can help control sweet cravings – Expert Share

Cinnamon cloves, cardamom and several other spices hold a permanent place in every Indian pantry. These spices are fragrant and are widely used in our daily cooking. From masala chai to curries and dal – we spice up almost everything we make in our kitchen. And what adds to their popularity is their medicinal uses. Indian spices are enriched with a number of essential nutrients and have been part of traditional medicine practices since the time of the eons. And if taken in the right doses, these spices can help boost immunity, stave off seasonal illnesses, and nourish us from within. Renowned nutritionist and life coach Luke Coutinho agrees and shares the benefits of cloves in one of his latest posts on Instagram.

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Health benefits of cloves:

Cloves (also known as laung) are one of the most popular spices in our pantry. Besides its wide use in cooking, clove also works as a home remedy for coughs, colds, headaches and more. It contains anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, killing and anti-flatulence properties that help prevent colds and flu. According to Dr. Ashutosh Gautam from Baidyanath, “Cloves (and clove oil) are among the richest sources of antioxidants. It is used as an antiseptic and pain reliever especially for toothache and stomachache.”

Adding to its benefits, says Luke Coutinho, cloves, if taken in the right doses, can help control sugar cravings. Yes, you heard us. This warm and sweet spice contains nigricin, which is known to improve insulin sensitivity, suppressing all our sweet cravings.

Cloves can also help prevent toothaches, bad breath, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, and more, he adds.

Dosage: How to consume cloves:

Luke Coutinho shares one more clear guide on how to consume cloves to enjoy the benefits. Do not chew or swallow cloves, he explained; instead, suck on a clove or two “for as long as possible”.

“While it works for most people, it might not work for you…if it works for you, do it, if not, don’t,” he adds.

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