Red clover seeds are laden with vital vitamins and minerals which are good for our overall health.
There is a plethora of seeds available in nature that are packed with essential nutrients. Some of them include chia seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, etc. There is another lesser-known tiny little seed that deserves the tag of being a ‘superfood’ and that's red clover seed. It belongs to the family of legumes. The dark-pink-coloured clover plant is native to Europe, Western Asia, and northwest Africa. Nowadays, it is planted and grown in various other regions as well for its medicinal properties. Red clover seeds are laden with vital nutrients like flavones, anthocyanin pigments, and phytoestrogens, which are good for our health.
"According to Ayurveda, clover seeds are effective in treating ailments like asthma, arthritis, skin and hair disorders. Red clover seeds have osteoporosis and hormonal imbalances treating properties as well ", says Ekta Sood, Nutritionist and Diet coach, and founder at Diet Dazzle.
Here are 5 more reasons why red clover seeds deserve your undivided attention.
1. Act as a natural detoxifier
Red clover seeds work as an efficient blood purifier. They act as a diuretic and therefore can help you get rid of excess fluid, by flushing out water and sodium from your body in the form of urine.
2. Healthy bones
Various studies in this field have shown that these seeds have the potency to improve bone health. The presence of isoflavones compounds in the red clover seeds can help to slow down bone loss and can even improve the mineral density of the bone.
3. Keep heart healthy
The seeds are enriched with vitamin B-complex, vitamin K, and beta-carotene which are helpful in lowering the levels of ‘bad cholesterols’ (LDL) in the body while increasing the levels of ‘good cholesterols’ (HDL).
4. Good for digestion
Red clover seeds are bestowed with fibres. This carbohydrate is important for the body, as it helps in the better regulation of the digestive system, by softening the stool to pass easily. Thereby, decreasing the chance of constipation.
5. Boost immunity
Red clover seeds are also rich in vitamin C, which fights against free radicals to protect our cells from damages caused by them by boosting our immunity from within.