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Nutritionist Lovneet Outlines Health Benefits Of Saffron Or Kesar

Apart from adding aroma and flavour to food, saffronalso offers a range of health benefits.

Nutritionist Lovneet Outlines Health Benefits Of Saffron Or Kesar

Saffron is effective in helping improve immunity and keeping season flu at bay

India is famous across the world for its spices. In addition to adding a range of flavours to food, several spices also have innumerable health benefits. From regulating blood sugar to removing toxins from the body, spices can help the body in more ways than one. Nutritionist Lovneet, in her new Instagram post, focuses on the amazing benefits of saffron, one of the most expensive spices, which is grown only in a few areas across the world. In India, it is also known as kesar and is cultivated mainly in Kashmir.

Apart from adding aroma and flavour, saffron also gives a beautiful colour to the food. Now, let us take a look at the health benefits:

1. May improve mood and depression


Saffron is nicknamed the “sunshine spice.” Lovneet says that studies have shown that the two stigmas of saffron -- called crocin and safranal -- can help regulate happy hormones serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine and thus elevates mood. Adding saffron to the diet can help a person lower their stress levels and tackle depression.

2. Eases menstrual pain

Saffron is also used for promoting and regulating menstrual bleeding. It also reduces lumbar pains that accompany menstruation. Saffron is beneficial in treating leucorrhea, the condition where estrogen imbalance causes a whitish-yellow discharge during menstruation.

3. Boosts immunity

Saffron has been found to be effective in helping improve immunity and keeping season flu at bay. The carotenoids present in the saffron may be responsible for this function and can affect both humoral and cellular immunity functions, the expert said.

Here's the nutritionist's post:

Lovneet mentions that "4-5 strands in milk are safe" for consumption. Because of its health benefits, the nutritionist urges her Instagram followers to add this spice to their diet.


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