8 Surprising Health Benefits of Cloves

This story reviews 8 of the most impressive health benefits of eating cloves.

Contain Nutrients

One teaspoon (2 grams) of cloves contains: Calories: 6 Carbs: 1 gram  Fiber: 1 gram Manganese: 55% of the Daily Value (DV) Vitamin K: 2% of the DV

High in antioxidants

Cloves are high in antioxidants, including eugenol, which can help reduce oxidative stress.

Protect Against Cancer

Some research suggests that the compounds found in cloves might help protect against cancer.

Can kill bacteria

Studies show that cloves may promote oral health, thanks to their antimicrobial properties, which may help kill harmful bacteria.

Improve Liver Health

Some studies show that cloves and the compounds they contain may help reduce oxidative stress and protect the liver.

Help Regulate Blood Sugar

Test-tube and animal studies have shown that the compounds in cloves may help promote insulin production and lower blood sugar.

Promote bone health

Some of the compounds in cloves have been shown to help preserve bone mass in animal studies.

Reduce Stomach Ulcers

Some research indicates that the compounds found in cloves could help treat stomach ulcers.