Bay leaves are rich source of calcium and vitamins. Its called natural antioxidants.
Many ladies add bay leaves while cooking specially while cooking meat or chicken. however they are not aware of the health benefits of bay leaves. when asked why they add bay leaves. most of them says to add flavor to the food.
If you boil the bay leaves in a glass of water and taste it, it does not have any flavor
so why do you put bay leaves while cooking ?
The addition of bay leaves to meat converts triglycerides to monounsaturated fats. dont believe it ?
lets do an experiment. cut the chicken in half and cook each half in a pan and place on one bay leaf, and the other without bay leaf. observe the amount of fat in both pans.
If you have bay leaves, there is no need for a pharmacy. recent scientific studies have shown that bay leaves have many benefits.
It helps to get rid of many serious health problems and illness.
The benefits of bay leaf are :
Bay leaf treats digestive disorders and helps eliminate lumps.
It cures heart burns, Acidity and constipation.
drinking hot bay leaf tea regulates bowel movement. Bay leaf tea is also an antioxidant
It lowers blood sugar and allows body to produce insulin by eating it or drinking bay tea for a month.
it helps to eliminate bad cholestrol and relieves the body of triglycerides.
very useful in treating colds, flu, and severe cough as it is a rich source of vitamin “C”. you can boil the leaves and inhale steam to get rid of phlegm and reduce the severity of the cough.
Bay leaf protects the heart from seizures and strokes as it contains cardiovascular protective compounds.
Rich in acids such as caffeic acid, quercetin, eigonol and bartolinide, substances that prevent the formation of cancer ells in the body.
Eliminates insomnia and anxiety, if taken before bed, helps you relax and sleep peacefully.
Drinking a cup of boiled bay leaves twice a day breaks kidney stones and cures infections.
Other than consuming there are other benefits of keeping bay leaf in home. even burning bay leaf has numerous benefits which we will explain in our upcoming article.
you may also like to know the benefits of Senna Leaves which is mostly used in curing constipation and many other health ailments.
share the bay leaf nutritional benefits to your friends and close ones.
Many people ask me what do we call bay leaf in Hindi. It’s the common Tej Patta which is available in every kitchen. So next time you cook any dish don’t forget to add Bay leaf or Tej Patta to get the flavor along with many health benefits.
Nutrition Facts Bay leaf
|Total Fat 8 g||12%|
|Saturated fat 2.3 g||11%|
|Polyunsaturated fat 2.3 g|
|Monounsaturated fat 1.6 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 23 mg||0%|
|Potassium 529 mg||15%|
|Total Carbohydrate 75 g||25%|
|Dietary fiber 26 g||104%|
|Protein 8 g||16%|
|Vitamin A||123%||Vitamin C||77%|
|Vitamin D||0%||Vitamin B-6||85%|