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How Saffron can Boost Your Workout

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You already know that adding saffron to your meals makes them more delicious, aromatic, and healthy. But do you know that saffron can make you fitter and stronger?

According to a recent study published in the March issue of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, it was observed that daily saffron supplements for 10 days both increased muscle strength and prevented muscle pain after a session of strenuous exercise in a group of male university students.

Surprisingly, the results with saffron supplementation were better than with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (indomethacin).

Frequent snacking and eating between meals can increase your daily calorie count and put you off track with your weight loss goals.

A study has shown that saffron intake can suppress your appetite and hunger pangs, therefore, helping you shed off that unwanted weight fast.

The presence of a high concentration of iron and antioxidants in saffron helps in improving blood circulation by increasing red blood cells and stimulating the oxygenation of cells.

With improved blood circulation and increased levels of oxygen, you can perform better during your workout and recover faster.

The carotenoids: crocin and crocetin present in saffron have pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties that can prevent injury and ease your swelling and pain after exercise.

Consuming saffron every day can do wonders for your muscle health and considerably improve your workout. However, make sure that you only use quality saffron.

If you are already incorporating saffron in your diet for muscle strength and recovery, then let us know your experience in the comments section below.

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